When and How Can We Safely Reopen Schools?

POSTED: August 17, 2020Category: ArticlesBY: AISA P9

Every mayor, every superintendent, and every parent has been grappling with the same question: Is it safe to go back to school? As part of HGSE’s webinar series Education Now, Dean Bridget Long spoke with Professor Ashish Jha, of the Harvard Chan School and the Harvard Global Health Institute, to explore the question.

“There aren’t easy answers,” Long said. Even for those schools that have already announced their fall plans or started school for the year, questions about how to manage ongoing risks, operate safely, and meet the needs of students will continue to linger. From their unique vantage points as institutional leaders and experts — as well as parents of school-aged children — Long and Jha weighed tradeoffs and offered useful and accessible insights. Here are a few of the highlights of their conversation…

Read the full article on the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s website.

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