As Cases Surge, No Clear Answers on School Reopening


The New York Times: “Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count”

Ritu Malhotra, Queens, NY.

American Academy of Pediatrics: “COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry.”

NPR: “Top Pediatrician Says States Shouldn’t Force Schools To Reopen If Virus Is Surging.”

Dan Cooper, MD, professor of pediatrics, University of California, Irvine.


Journal of Pediatrics: “Reopening Schools Safely: The Case for Collaboration, Constructive Disruption of Pre-Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Expectations, and Creative Solutions.”

University of Washington School of Global Health: “Summary of School Re-Opening Models and Implementation Approaches During the COVID 19 Pandemic.”

Ed Working Papers: “Projecting the potential impacts of COVID-19 school closures on academic achievement.”

McKinsey & Company: “COVID-19 and student learning in the United States: The hurt could last a lifetime.”

Josh Sharfstein, MD, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


NEA Today: “Special Education Paraeducators Navigate Distance Learning.”

Ashley Hernandez, Pen Argyl, PA.

Lysa De Thomas, Merced, CA.

Lawrence Kleinman, MD, professor, vice chair, department of pediatrics, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

CDC: “Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children — United States, February 12-April 2, 2020.”

New York City Department of Education: “Message to Families, July 8, 2020: Return to School.”