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Teacher Ed Student Maura Henderson Keeps Running!

It's Thursday, March 12. Maura Henderson has a hard time getting out the door for her morning run. "I finally get myself out and slog through four miles… barely," she said. "Then, I walk in and hear the news." All Patriot League spring seasons are canceled. "In a physical manner, it felt like the world stopped," said Henderson. "You could feel things stop moving."

Coping, With Comics, in the Time of Coronavirus

Some Lehigh students and faculty are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic by drawing and sharing comics. What is it about this form that is especially useful when people are quarantined inside their homes and away from others? Winnie Gu ’19, who graduated with an art degree and is pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Education, says the form helps her bring “positivity to the community during this stressful time.”

Students' mental health will be affected by coronavirus. Are schools ready?

"When students return to school, daily life and classes will be far from normal," says George DuPaul, professor of school psychology.

Counselor gives hands-on exercises to build kids’ emotional health

Dr. George DuPaul agrees that finding creative ways to engage students can be effective in uncovering underlying issues.

Dealing with DACA uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic

The organization “Informed Immigrant” has published a guide with information about mental health services available to immigrants impacted by changes to DACA as they deal with COVID-19.

A Few Parents Have Sued Over Special Education During COVID-19. Will More Follow?

When schools closed this spring to curb the spread of coronavirus, special education administrators feared the risk of complaints—and potential legal action—from parents and disability rights advocates for running afoul of federal civil rights laws.

Virtual Special Education Law Symposium Success

Lehigh University’s week-long Special Education Law Symposium came to the COVID-19 fork in the road in March after seven months of planning for the conference that annually attracts 195+ registrants to campus from across the country. Opting not to cancel, the symposium reconfigured to a virtual event and reinforced the content by adding a COVID-19 focus.