Back to School during COVID-19 – Are the kids alright ft. Sydney Chapados

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Sydney Chapados is a Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her recent article in The Conversation (Canada), asks some interesting questions about the way that we are talking to children about back to school, the information that we are providing our children and the ways in which we are seeking their input.

You can find Sydney’s article here:

Follow Sydney on Twitter: @ChapadosSydney



Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.