Media Advisory: UC Davis LIVE on Education in the Pandemic

* Feb. 25, 1 p.m. — For almost a year, millions of school and college students have been going to class remotely. Now with vaccines becoming available, governments and school districts are planning how to return students to the classroom. 

What impact has the last year had on learning from kindergarten to college? What are the educational challenges for teachers and students in going back to the classroom? How can parents help students manage the transition?

Join us this Thursday to discuss these questions with two experts from the UC Davis School of Education. 

  • Michal Kurlaender is professor and department chair of the School of Education and a member of the National Academy of Education. She studies students’ pathways, access to and success in higher education. With colleagues from the California Education Lab at UC Davis, she surveyed college-age students about their experiences in the pandemic for the California Student Aid Commission.
  • Kevin Gee is an associate professor in the School of Education affiliated with the Center for Poverty Research. He studies how schooling affects children’s health and wellbeing and how school policies can improve health and educational outcomes for children who face a wide range of challenges such as bullying, food insecurity, abuse and neglect.

The conversation, hosted by Soterios Johnson, will be streamed live on Facebook,  YouTube and Twitter beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.  

Questions can be submitted via Facebook and Twitter either in advance or during the show.

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