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Rethinking Education For The Pandemic Age47:11
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A teacher sits in an empty classroom while conducting an online class at Santa Maria school amidst the coronavirus pandemic on October 2, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images)
A teacher sits in an empty classroom while conducting an online class at Santa Maria school amidst the coronavirus pandemic on October 2, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Miguel Schincariol/Getty Images)

Millions of kids are learning remotely. A big change. Is it also an opportunity?

Guests

Hilary Hughes, associate professor and graduate coordinator for the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. Co-director of The Red Clay Writing Project. (@hilaryehughes)

Stephanie Renee Jones, professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. Former elementary school teacher in Ohio. (@stephaniejonesa)

Chandra Hampson, member of the Seattle School Board, representing District 3. (@HampsonNeah)

From The Reading List

Washington Post: "School in a coffee shop? A different approach to teaching and learning during the pandemic." — "When Denmark reopened its schools during the coronavirus pandemic a few months ago — after bringing its rates significantly down — many classes were held outside, especially for younger students."

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "No right answer on reopening schools" — "Let’s be clear. There is no 'right' answer for reopening our schools this fall that will serve all of our nation’s children in equitable and safe ways. Federal and state governments have allowed local districts the 'freedom' to choose which models they will use to reopen schools, online or in-person, with no funding (to date) which supports any option."

Los Angeles Times: "Why remote learning is hard — and how to make it easier" — "We knew in March that students wouldn’t learn much during lockdown, and they seem to be in for more of the same this fall. The problem isn’t just that teachers lack experience with remote instruction."

Washington Post: "The case against reopening schools during the pandemic — by a fifth-grade teacher" — "I recently published a post by a veteran educator making the case for why schools need to reopen this fall, at least for the most vulnerable students, during the novel coronavirus pandemic."

This program aired on October 6, 2020.

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