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Connections: Brighton schools superintendent Kevin McGowan on reopening schools five days a week


The superintendent of Brighton schools wrote an open letter, urging state leaders to greenlight the return of students to school five days a week. Kevin McGowan wrote that Governor Andrew Cuomo and state health leaders need to take action based on the new CDC guidance. McGowan wrote, "Your continued inaction smacks of detachment, complacency, or a lack of understanding regarding the impact of your failure to act. There does not seem to be any reason for your delay and in the absence of one, we are left to think that movement on this issue simply isn’t at all a priority for you. Children need to be in school five days per week."

McGowan joins us to discuss the impact of hybrid and remote learning on students, and his desire to see students back in classrooms full-time. Our guest:

  • Kevin McGowan, superintendent of Brighton Central School District
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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