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Syracuse Speaks- Education Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic


Many parts of society have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and education has not been spared. Schools faced closures, then ascrambled to find ways to teach remotely. This followed by uncertainty about letting students back into classrooms.

On top of the educational challenges, financial troubles face school leaders in the future. On this episode of Syracuse Speaks we look at some of the impacts the COVID-19 crisis is having on our schools and colleges.

For this episode, we speak with:

  • Syracuse City School Distrist 1st Grade teacher Amy Condon
  • Central New York Parent Cayla Clarke
  • Lemoyne College's Director of Educational Leadership Maureen Patterson
  • SUNY EOC Student and Intern Batrice Barnes
  • SUNY EOC Academic Affairs Director and Instructor Elizabeth Allen
  • SUNY EOC instructor of Math, Biology and Chemistry Danielle Torrance
  • Syracuse University's Newhouse School Graduate Student Veer Badani
  • Syracuse University's Newhouse School Rising Senior Noa Siegal

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Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, poverty, and identity.