The Education Trust's Ian Rosenblum and Next100’s Emma Vadehra co-author Daily News piece on NYC's school reopening plans – Next100
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The Education Trust’s Ian Rosenblum and Next100’s Emma Vadehra co-author Daily News piece on NYC’s school reopening plans

The Education Trust-New York Executive Director Ian Rosenblum and Next100 Executive Director Emma Vadehra write in the New York Daily News that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s school reopening plan falls short.

The Education Trust-New York Executive Director Ian Rosenblum and Next100 Executive Director Emma Vadehra write in the New York Daily News that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s school reopening plans—which include only one to three days per week of in-person instruction, and lack clarity around live online instruction—will exacerbate inequity in the nation’s largest school system.

Rosenblum and Vadehra write:

“The decision on whether and how schools reopen in-person should be driven by health officials based on data and science. Within those health and safety parameters, education leaders should put historically underserved students and communities who have been hardest hit by COVID first — working to maximize safe in-person instruction, while vastly improving remote learning.”

Read the full piece here.

About the Author

Emma Vadehra Changing the Game

Emma Vadehra is the executive director of Next100. She previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education under Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King, Jr. and as senior education counsel for the late senator Edward M. Kennedy. She is an education policy wonk, an advocate for progressive policy change, and a believer in the next generation.

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