State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts Safe and Successful Schools Webinar
August 25, 2021, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Educators and school leaders are invited to join State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and guests, Dr. Naomi Bardach, State Lead of Safe Schools for All Team, and Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D, President of California State Board of Education and Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University for a presentation and questions and answers session about safely opening and operating schools in California.

Guests will join Superintendent Thurmond to provide public health data and information relevant to back-to-school classroom reopening and school and community mitigation efforts. The panelists will take questions related to how COVID-19 is affecting schools, including trends and resources relating to testing, vaccines, quarantine information, and more. 

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Naomi BardachM.D., State Lead of Safe Schools for All Team and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Policy in the Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Linda Darling Hammond, Ed.D, President, California State Board of Education, appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019. She is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, a Palo Alto-based education research organization.

The webinar may be viewed via Zoom webinar and on the California Department of Education (CDE) Facebook Live.

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