Johns Hopkins Professor Annette Anderson On Safe Schools
Annette Anderson, a native of Baltimore, is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. A founding principal of a charter school, she’s currently the deputy director for the new Center for Safe and Healthy Schools at Johns Hopkins. She’s also one of the three co-founders of the eSchool+ Initiative, which launched its seminal state School Reopening Tracker in July. Annette caught my eye when she spoke about how underrepresented families want a virtual schooling option right now and don’t feel comfortable having their children return to traditional brick-and-mortar schools. This matches a consistent finding in surveys and flies in the face of what “experts” have recommended. In this conversation, I’m excited to listen and learn more.