Back-to-School in a Post-Pandemic World
National Press Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on teaching and learning, especially for the most vulnerable students. Student learning, completion of homework and attendance lagged as schools closed and education went online. Generations of inequities in the U.S. education system became more pronounced during the pandemic, from lack of laptops, to lack of supervision at home, and poor internet bandwidth. How do students and teachers move forward in the new school year? How should students who have fallen behind be brought up to speed without stigmatizing them? How is the $120 billion in coronavirus relief being distributed to help schools reopen and recover from the pandemic?
This National Press Foundation briefing will help journalists explore the issues that educators and parents are navigating at the advent of the new school term. Panel discussion followed by a Q&A. Register to ask questions. Speakers to be announced.
Participation in this and one other NPF poverty trainings entitles journalists to apply for the 2021 Poverty Awards, which will open later this year. See here for details.