Schools face challenges, opportunities, as they plan to reopen

POSTED: August 4, 2020Category: ArticlesBY: AISA P9

Educators have faced challenges in the past, but nothing like the coronavirus outbreak that shuttered schools. The swift transition threw them into a tailspin.

“Nothing has prepared us for this,” said Valerie Truesdale, assistant executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, during SmartBrief Education’s webinar Getting to September: What It Will Take to Reopen Schools; a discussion about the challenges schools face as they prepare to welcome students back to their campuses this fall.
Both teachers and the community should be included in contingency plans, they said, and all parties need time to collaborate on how best to respond in a cohesive manner, not just in matters of community safety, but also in how educators approach their curriculum in the new school year.

Read the full Smart Brief article here.

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