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What Pandemic-Driven Changes in Education Will Last, and Why?

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Education will never be the same again. Or will it?

COVID-19 disrupted business as usual in the K-12 and postsecondary domains, from the delivery of instruction to testing, parent-teacher conferences, college admissions and financial aid.

To what extent will changes sparked or accelerated by the pandemic have staying power? What are the implications for educational equity?

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Several experts tackled these questions and more during a May 4 session at the Education Writers Association’s 2021 National Seminar.

The participants were:

  • Daniel Domenech, AASA: The School Superintendents Association
  • Joshua Kim, Dartmouth College
  • Robin Lake, Center on Reinventing Public Education
  • Robert Vela, San Antonio College
  • Erica Green, The New York Times (Moderator)