On April 28, Education Week published an article by Patrick Dobard, NSNO’s CEO, on what he has learned about the importance of measured responses to crises.

When Moving Too Quickly Fails: On Supporting Schools in the Pandemic

In New Orleans, we know both crisis and resilience. And we also know this: In moments of disaster, people want to help. First responders go right to the source of the challenge and work to ensure public safety. Communities spring into action, too, which is a beautiful instinct. It is admirable and important.

After Hurricane Katrina, though, I learned a crucial lesson. When we take action in disasters, we cannot rush, no matter how tempting it is. We must make decisions with a clear mind.


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