This school year, the only constant will be change. This last week has been intense for anyone dealing with school re-openings. Administrators and teachers are planning for multiple scenarios, and parents are weighing options. According to a recent NYTimes article, only two of the biggest school districts meet key public health thresholds to re-open. Los Angeles and San Diego school districts announced they would go online-only in the fall.
- COVID and College Applications July 23, 2020 noon PST/3 pm EST –link to registration
- Setting Students Up for Success in a School Year of Uncertainty – August 18, 2020 noon PST/3 pm EST – link to registration
- Juggling Remote, Hybrid and In-Person Schooling: Strategies for Organizational Success – August 25, 2020 noon PST/3 pm EST – link to registration
All are free and sponsored by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce. Replays will be available for 48 hours after each talk.
Stay safe, healthy and connected this summer!
P.S. — NPR’s Education Correspondent, Anya Kamenetz, wrote this great round-up of five radical schooling ideas for fall and beyond – my focus has been on #1, 2 and 3 (though #5 is personally ideal post-pandemic!).
Other articles of interest this week: Tips for helping kids thrive through pandemic stress (NPR) A teenager didn't do her homework. A judge sent her to juvenile hall (Propublica) What's the value of Harvard without a campus? (NYTimes) Race disparities on how doctors treat pain, even among children (Washington Post) Nation's pediatricians walk back support of in-person school (NPR) Notre Dame, and everyone else, is feeling bleak about college football (WSJ)