In the news: the pandemic’s effect on school-family relationships


Meghan Krein

Sherman Dorn’s blog, The Pandemic and Cultural Scripts of School-Family Relationships was published by the Albert Shanker Institute this summer. Dorn, director of the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, reflects on how past historical traumas such as wars and pandemics have transformed the systems and structures of education. 

History shows us that both epidemics and wars have been highly disruptive to family life, in a multitude of ways, says Dorn. He goes on to wonder how the current pandemic and economic turmoil will reshape the relationship between schools and families. 

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