Leonie Haimson began with a news update from NYC public schools, including how this week the Mayor and Chancellor reversed their previous policies, saying that families would only have one more chance to sign up for in-person learning for their children this school year, instead of multiple times as previously promised. Then she spoke with Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, the CEO and co-Founder of Insights for Education, which recently published a report analyzing school closures and reopenings in 191 countries amid the COVID pandemic. Dr. Grob-Zakhary discussed what practices and policies various nations are implementing to keep students and staff safe, and what patterns, if any, can be discerned about the effect of school reopenings on COVID transmission rates. Unfortunately, the taping of the podcast was cut short by technical difficulties.
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