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Vital Conversations: Raising The Bar For Educational Equity, Youth Success In San Antonio

A general view inside an empty classroom at a primary school in Hertford, after the majority of schools in the UK closed while the spread of the COVID-19 continues.
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A general view inside an empty classroom at a primary school in Hertford, after the majority of schools in the UK closed while the spread of the COVID-19 continues.

The COVID-19 public health crisis has exposed the shortcomings of many systems in the U.S. As schools begin to reopen, education and its pivotal role in overall youth success are top of mind for many.

How can we make schools equitable and accessible and improve overall education outcomes for all San Antonio youth? 

How should the history and root causes of the city’s education inequities be considered and addressed?

How should education be incorporated in planning an equitable recovery from COVID-19 and related economic fallout?

Vital Conversations is a series in collaboration with the San Antonio Area Foundation. 

Guests:

"The Source" is a live call-in program airing Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Leave a message before the program at (210) 615-8982. During the live show, call  833-877-8255, email thesource@tpr.org  or tweet @TPRSource.

*This interview was recorded on Thursday, September 17.

Kathleen Creedon can be reached at kathleen@tpr.org or on Twitter at @Kath_Creedon
Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.