President Issues Executive Orders

January 27, 2021

President Issues Executive Orders


Last week, President Biden signed a number of Executive Orders, with more anticipated in the coming week. The orders cover a range of subjects and many will require additional steps to implement. Actions and Executive orders relevant to the disability community include:


  • Equity
  • Education
    • Directing the Secretary of Education to provide support to safely reopen schools
    • Directing the Institute of Education Sciences to collect data on the impact of COVID-19 on students and teachers, disaggregated by disability and other characteristics

The Arc will review and analyze Executive orders from the new administration and evaluate their impact on people with disabilities.