Lisa Arrastia

Lisa Arrastia,

Lisa Arrastia, PhD, is an education professor, a former middle and high school principal in Chicago and New York City, and the founding director of The Ed Factory.

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Labels on desks designate where students can sit with respect to social distancing as Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner takes a tour of Burbank Middle School with Principal Christine Moore on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Views
Monday, August 17, 2020
Schools Can No Longer Be Our Social Safety Net
Last Wednesday, Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that if today’s cultural practices under COVID continue, the country is in for “the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we've ever had.” Will a country historically embedded in...
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Sunday, July 19, 2020
Teaching Under Covid: NY School-Reopening Guidance Highlights the Need for a Radical, Uniform National Response to Covid-19
New York State’s “Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York’s Schools,” a 145-page tome issued July 13, is a spirit-killer that begs the question, If these many guidelines are necessary, why are NYS schools—or any schools and colleges—reopening? The reopening considerations are...
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