UCI Forum: K-12 Education & COVID-19

11 a.m-noon Friday, June 12

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted K-12 education for more than 500,000 public school students in Orange County and 50.8 million students in public schools across the U.S. Technology has helped fill the gap and proved to be a useful tool for homebound students. In a post-COVID-19 environment, many issues – among them active learning, socialization and public health – will need to be explored to ensure the best possible education of this and future generations.

Moderator: Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, UCI assistant vice chancellor for educational partnerships

Participants:

·      Dr. Dan Cooper, associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational science, professor of pediatrics

·       Richard Arum, dean of UCI’s School of Education

·       Rigo Rodriguez, president of the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education

·       Al Mijares, Orange County superintendent of schools