Video – Surviving the Aftermath of COVID-19: Continued Caution Ahead
There is no magic bullet for schools to successfully navigate the aftermath of COVID-19. Even our nation’s best education minds are feeling their way through, combining technology with a generous dose of caution as they plan their Autumn returns. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s virtual discussion series, top education leaders are asking the right questions to keep our children safe as they keep learning moving forward.
According to LeiLani Cauthen, CEO and Publisher at the Learning Counsel, “Feedback from Learning Counsel research and all of our discussions with districts nationwide has been showing the number one concern among schools right now is the physical environment safety protocols.
“There are also a lot of kids that are AWOL because they literally have no Internet access. And then actually getting organized not only with your systems but your physical environment. The system side is the most complex. There are so many schools that have joined the digital transition frame and they’re just not certain of what’s going on, both with digital content site repositories as well as the learning management space, and then they’re worried about potential budget cuts. They don’t know if the market’s going to bounce back. They’re concerned about their portion of the CARES Act. They’re also concerned about getting students and parents back to work or back to school because some surveys out there indicate 40 percent of America is looking at maybe just staying out. They don’t want their asymptomatic children to go back to school and come back and bring COVID-19 back to their family. So there are a lot of concerns. We think we can reopen our schools, we think we can survive this, but there may be pushback from parents.”
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