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Schools + COVID = Inequity Amplified

  • November 17, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


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COVID-19 led to school closings across the country in March. Here we are, months later, with more chaos and uncertainty, and a variety of modes of learning from which parents and students must choose: all remote, all in-person and hybrid. Which parents are choosing to keep their children home? Who is sending their children back? What do family income and race have to do with the decisions? Can the gap between the privileged and the disadvantaged get any greater? What can we do to make positive impact as a nation? As individuals?

Moderator Rebecca Miller Sykes ’73, former President of the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation and former Associate Head of Phillips Academy (Andover), will lead a panel of individuals uniquely positioned to observe and affect the future: John B. King, Jr. ‘96, President and CEO of The Education Trust, Harvard Overseer and former U.S. Secretary of Education in the Obama Administration; Nick Melvoin ’08, Board Member of the L.A. Unified School District; and Angela McEwen Sims, Principal of the Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center (Chicago).

Join us November 17 for this conversation about schooling in the time of COVID and what we can do to re-set the course.

ClassACT HR ‘73

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