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COVID-19 cases are surging in states. So does that mean it’s OK to send kids back to school in the fall? Here in Connecticut, coronavirus trends look very different, leading Governor Ned Lamont to recommend that schools reopen. But the uncertainty is causing anxiety among parents, teachers and students. How will schools ensure everyone will be safe? How will kids’ learning be impacted? And on a practical level, how will wearing masks and social distancing work inside our schools?

Connecticut Conversations: Is School Safe? explores education during a pandemic. We’ll hear from parents, an elementary school teacher, a recent high school graduate, and the state’s Child Advocate. How does a public health crisis affect education as we know it? What is the state’s responsibility to ensure all students receive an equitable education despite the pandemic?

Where to Watch

Connecticut Conversations: Is School Safe? premieres Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m. on CPTV, simulcast on Connecticut Public Radio.

The program will encore on CPTV on Saturday, August 8 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, August 9 at 7 p.m., and will be available to stream on this page and on CPTV and PBS streaming platforms.

Watch More Programs from the Connecticut Conversations Series

Connecticut Conversations: Coronavirus features a conversation with local experts and answers questions from the public.

Connecticut Conversations: Art & Resiliency in the Time of Coronavirus profiles artists from around the state who are making the best of social distancing, and channeling their energies in new and interesting ways.

Sponsored by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, working to ensure that all youth have access to excellent and equitable public education.