NJ Spotlight Panel Focuses on Pandemic-Related Back to School Issues

SBN’s latest livestreamed virtual roundtable for NJ Spotlight featured a panel of educators and a student leader discussing how the coronavirus pandemic is complicating back-to-school considerations in New Jersey.

New Jersey is among states that have largely contained the COVID-19 virus outbreak. But as hundreds of public school districts and private education institutions develop their fall instruction and attendance plans, concerns arise about how best to teach students and keep both children and adults safe.

Panelists were:

Fatimah Hayes, High School History Teacher, Pennsauken School District; former President, Pennsauken Education Association
Dr. Arlene Rogo, Vice President, Principal, Neptune Middle School; Coordinator, Monmouth County Elementary/Middle School Administrators Association
Dr. Brian Zychowski, Superintendent of Schools, North Brunswick Township
Sabrina Capoli, Senior, Seneca High School, Tabernacle, Student Representative to NJ State Board of Education

John Mooney, founding editor and education reporter for NJ Spotlight moderated the conversation.

Watch the broadcast in this player:

SBN produced the live video using the vMix broadcast platform feeding the program output to the Vimeo Live livestream site. For more information on how we produce live news broadcasts, email steve@statebroadcastnews.com.

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Steve Lubetkin
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. In May 2019, he began anchoring and reporting for the new weekly podcast, "The CRE News Hour," a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry. From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta. He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at steve@statebroadcastnews.com.