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The Rapides Foundation Symposium

2021 Focus: Impact and Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Schools and Student Learning

The Rapides Foundation’s eighth annual Symposium will be held Wednesday, September 1, from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Randolph Riverfront Center in Alexandria and will focus on the impact and implications of the coronavirus pandemic on schools and student learning. Educators, business and community leaders, and interested parents and community members are encouraged to attend.

The Symposium presentation will be “The COVID Comeback: How Schools Responded to the Pandemic and What Comes Next for Central Louisiana.” Featured speaker for the Symposium will be Dr. Douglas N. Harris, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics and the Schlieder Foundation Chair in Public Education at Tulane University, as well as Director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans and Director of the National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice.

The presentation will address how schools have responded to the worst public health crisis of the past century and what can be done right now to turn things around, as well as explore what the future holds. Dr. Harris will provide a national perspective based on his research and some local analysis of the state of education.


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