Understanding the Student Perspective

Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic, the High School Experience, and Beyond



Greater LA hosted a webinar with Superintendent Dr. Debra Duardo and high school students from each of the five supervisorial districts in LA County. Dr. Duardo moderated a conversation around navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on their high school experience and beyond. The student conversation was followed by a panel of experts reacting to the conversation.

Education experts included: 
  • Dr. Debra Duardo, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Steve Patrick, Vice President and Executive Director of the Forum for Community Solutions, Aspen Institute
  • Shimica Gaskins, Executive Director, Children’s Defense Fund-California
  • Ted Lempert, President, Children Now
  • Dr. Doug Lynch, Faculty Member, University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education
  • Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Student Panelists represented the following High Schools:
  • Azusa High School
  • Duarte High School
  • Littlerock High School
  • Morningside High School
  • Norwalk High School
  • Santa Monica High School
  • International Polytechnic High School

You can view a recording of the webinar here.

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