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A Superintendent Roundtable on COVID-19 from Education's Frontlines

During this roundtable discussion, we discussed how district leaders across the country are addressing COVID-19. Here were some of the key themes that surfaced during the webinar:

  • Systemically underserved students were in crisis pre-pandemic, COVID-19 puts them at even higher risk; normal or business-as-usual wasn’t working for many and must be redesigned
  • Social-emotional learning took on new heights of importance in how it becomes part of an integrated, high-quality instructional culture
  • Professional learning can and should use new modalities for engagement, emphasizing connection and care for educators to create personalized and localized support


  • Janice K. Jackson, EdD Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools
  • Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
  • Dr. Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District
  • John E. Deasy, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools, Stockton Unified School District
  • Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Mike Magee, Chief Executive Officer, Chiefs for Change
  • Helen Rekers Chief of Staff, New Teacher Center
  • Desmond Blackburn CEO, New Teacher Center

View the Webinar Recording