AJC Community Conversation: Top Atlanta educators discuss COVID

Almost one year ago, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution gathered metro Atlanta’s top school officials to talk about their plans to keep students, educators, and staff safe as COVID-19 began to change our daily lives.

Now, the delta variant poses a greater health risk to our communities, and schools have become the epicenter of the political debate over how to handle the pandemic.

The AJC is presenting Community Conversation: School is in Session, recorded live on Monday, Aug. 30. The newspaper invited the superintendents from six of the largest school systems in metro Atlanta to talk about solutions for the new problems generated by this pandemic.

Here is a replay of the video to watch on demand.

The discussed is hosted by AJC education reporters Alia Malik and Vanessa McCray. Our journalists asked questions based on the newspaper’s extensive coverage of how the pandemic has impacted our schools. They asked the superintendents direct questions from AJC readers.

Our panelists include:

  • Dr. Lisa Herring, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Dr. Morcease Beasley, Clayton County Schools
  • Chris Ragsdale, Cobb County School District
  • Dr. Mike Looney, Fulton County Schools
  • Dr. Calvin Watts, Gwinnett County Schools

DeKalb County schools were also invited to participate but a representative was not able to attend.

Read a news story about the discussion from the AJC

ExploreFollow AJC coverage of COVID-19 in the schools and other metro Atlanta education issues