Q&A September 15, 2020

Classroom Learning With Safety In Mind: A Pediatrician’s Thoughts

For a recent 1:2:1 podcast, Stanford Medicine's Paul Costello asked Stanford Health Policy's Jason Wang about best practices for keeping schools safe and why it's important for kids to have in-person learning when possible.
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Educators across the country are making tough choices when planning for this school year. Many are extending virtual learning plans launched when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the spring, while others are reopening classrooms for in-person instruction or doing some combination of the two.

Stanford Medicine pediatrician Jason Wang, MD, PhD, reviewed the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for schools choosing to reopen, analyzing the academy's recommendations to provide a realistic view of the costs involved in sending children back to school safely.

For a recent 1:2:1 podcast, Paul Costello asked Wang about best practices for keeping schools safe and why it's important for kids to have in-person learning when possible.

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Jason Wang

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
He develops tools for assessing and improving the quality of healthcare
Dr. Jason Wang, associate professor of pediatrics at Stanford.

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