Higher Ed: Learning From A Disrupted School Year

Nov 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August, schools along the coast and in Houston were closed for weeks. In this episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss how students, teachers, and schools can rebound when their school year is disrupted.


Sometimes that disruption happens on a wide scale, such as a natural disaster. But sometimes an individual student or teacher's school year is shaken by an illness or death in the family. Ed and Jennifer discuss how disruptions large and small can impact a school year; how the people who are impacted can cope; and what everyone involved can learn from the experience. Listen to the full episode below and get the solution to last episode's puzzler about moving across a checkerboard.

This episode was recorded Sept. 22, 2017.

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