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After Ohio's schools were ordered closed on March 12, school leaders adopted a variety of approaches to reopening. In the fall, one of three approaches were adopted to begin the new school year. Some of school districts reopened in the traditional manner with social-distancing measures in place, while others adopted a hybrid approach. The third approach for some districts was to continue with remote learning.

Regardless of the approach used educators have learned a great deal involving issues of equity in the age of COVID, and what matters most in terms of connecting with families and community organizations. Insights into a long-term approach to improving outcomes are shared in this podcast.

Educators interviewed in this podcast include:

  • Dr. Tom Gibbs, Superintendent, Athens City Schools
  • Dr. Theda Gibbs Grey, Ohio University
  • Dr. Dionne Blue, Chief Equity Officer, Columbus City Schools
  • Ms. Diane Campbell, Principal, Wedgewood Middle School, Columbus City Schools
  • Dr. Reva Cosby, Superintendent, Trotwood-Madison Local Schools
  • Dr. Lucy Rader-Brown, ESL Coordinator, Westerville City Schools

This podcast was developed by WordFarmers Associates in collaboration with the University (UC) of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center on behalf of OLAC. The UC Systems Development & Improvement Center is a center within UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

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