Guest Column in Education Week: “Supporting Schools in the Pandemic”

April 29, 2020

On April 28, Education Week published an article by Patrick Dobard, NSNO’s CEO, on what he has learned about the importance of measured responses to crises.

When Moving Too Quickly Fails: On Supporting Schools in the Pandemic

In New Orleans, we know both crisis and resilience. And we also know this: In moments of disaster, people want to help. First responders go right to the source of the challenge and work to ensure public safety. Communities spring into action, too, which is a beautiful instinct. It is admirable and important.

After Hurricane Katrina, though, I learned a crucial lesson. When we take action in disasters, we cannot rush, no matter how tempting it is. We must make decisions with a clear mind.

 

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