Closer Look: From K-12 To Higher Education, Conversations About COVID-19’s Effects On Georgia’s Classrooms

Thursday, April 23, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:

00:00: Rose Scott reports on the current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths as of this afternoon, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

In other news, President Donald Trump says he disagrees with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to partially re-open the state.

02:23: Today’s edition of “Closer Look” is part of an ongoing series of conversations examining the future effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in Georgia. We begin with a two-part conversation with Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell and Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall, who will discuss how small, liberal arts colleges and historically black colleges have adapted with social distancing requirements.

30:48: Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, superintendent of the Early County Board of Education in Southwest Georgia and Dr. Dana Rickman, vice president at the Georgia Partnership For Excellence In Education discuss how the pandemic has exacerbated already existing challenges for rural school districts, from a lack of funding to a lack of broadband access.

“Closer Look” is produced by Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.