NEA president to join webcast on re-opening schools

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Lily Eskelsen García

Lily Eskelsen García

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the  National Education Association, will join AHCJ’s webcast, “Reporting on school reopenings in the time of COVID-19,” scheduled for Thursday.

She will join Enriqueta Bond, Ph.D., chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine advisory committee on Reopening K-12 Schools in the Time of COVID-19; and Tina Q. Tan, M.D., professor of pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases attending physician at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The webcast will be moderated by Bara Vaida, AHCJ’s core topic leader on infectious diseases.

The panelists will discuss what conditions are needed for schools to re-open safely and what schools need to have in place to re-open safely or conduct virtual learning.

García is the first Latina to lead the NEA and one of the country’s most influential Hispanic educators. She began her career as a school lunch lady. Representing 3 million educators, the NEA is the nation’s largest labor union.

There will be time for Q&A during the webcast. You can submit questions ahead of time here.

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