Health and Education Leaders Discuss Reopening our Schools

Video & Resources from “Leading in a Crisis: Reopening our Schools” Virtual Program

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, The New England Council hosted the sixth program it our popular Leading in a Crisis virtual event series. “Leading in a Crisis: Reopening Our Schools” featured a discussion with leading experts in health, education, and child development.  The panelist were:

During a virtual discussion moderated by NEC President & CEO Jim Brett, the panelists discussed the factors that must be considered when determining how best to begin the 2020-2021 school year for elementary and secondary schools.  The panelists also shared their insights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s physical and mental health, development, and educational advancement.


During the discussion, the panelists references a number of relevant resources that their organizations have made available to parents, students, and educators.  We are pleased to share those resources here:

Dr. Robert Franks, Ph.D., Judge Baker Children’s Center

Shelley Pasnik, Education Development Center:

Sandra Fenwick, Boston Children’s Hospital

This virtual event is the sixth in a series of “Leading in a Crisis” discussions, each of which highlights how different businesses and organizations across various industries in New England are leading and innovating in response to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis.  Visit the Virtual Events for more information on this series and other virtual programming.

For more information on this program, please contact Sean Malone or Taylor Pichette.

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