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What Leaders, Teachers, and Parents Need to Know to Plan for the Year Ahead

Back To School 2020

K-12 school systems have now largely decided how to continue instruction in the fall, and we’re starting to see the early impact of those decisions.

Johns Hopkins University experts weigh in on what’s next—and specifically the different scenarios that leaders, teachers, parents, and students may face in the coming months depending on the pandemic’s trajectory in their communities.

We cover:

  • How should schools offering in-person learning react to positive cases among students, faculty, and staff, or to spikes in community transmission?
  • What should trigger shutdowns, and how can leaders know when it's safe to reopen?
  • How can teachers and parents help children manage distress caused by uncertainty, distance learning, fear, and what may be a year of continuous closings and reopenings?
  • What resources do school leaders and educators need to plan for different scenarios?
  • What options should parents and students have when circumstances change?

You’ll hear from:

  • Josh Sharfstein, MD
    Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, SM
    Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
    Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Annette Anderson, PhD, MS, MPP
    Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education
  • Tamar Mendelson, PhD, MA
    Director, Center for Adolescent Health
    Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A recording will be made available on this page and across Bloomberg School channels.

Johns Hopkins University’s clinicians and researchers specializing in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to the coronavirus outbreak by advancing the understanding of the virus, informing the public, and briefing policymakers to guide the response, improve care, and save lives. Stay up to date on the latest expert insights from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and get notified about future webcasts by subscribing to our Expert Insights Newsletter, delivered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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