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July 23rd, 2020

MPR: “Should school reopen this fall?”

In this audio interview, Dr. Kate Connor talks with MPR News host Kerri Miller about how to weigh the risk of reopening schools in the fall.

“Should schools reopen in the fall? It’s the question everyone is asking: Will Minnesota schools reopen in-person this fall, or will education be digital again? To say it’s a complex issue is an understatement. Public health leaders have to balance the needs of children, who certainly benefit from being in classes, with teachers, who could be more vulnerable to COVID-19, and parents, who are overwhelmed trying to work while balancing child care.”

Listen HERE 

June 17th, 2020

Webinar Series: Equity and K-12 School Re-opening

The Johns Hopkins eSchool+ Initiative is hosting a series of webinars to bring guidance and information about students, families, and teacher considerations on how to re-open schools equitably.

Please join us for the following webinars:

  • Monday, July 27, 3-4 PM EDT: “School-based health care in the era of COVID-19″. Speakes include Rales’ Center Medical Director Dr. Kate Connor, Dr. Danielle Dooley from the Children’s National Hospital, and  Dr. Nancy Lever from the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program.

Register for the series here

In case you missed it, watch past webinars:


June 17th, 2020

New Rales Center Publication:

A Risk Stratification Algorithm for Asthma Identification and Prioritization

“Asthma can interfere with school attendance and engagement. School health programs are central to asthma management. Case identification is limited by reliance on parent‐completed forms, which are often missing. This project tested a low‐burden screening algorithm to stratify students based on priority for nurse outreach at 2 large, urban schools with high asthma prevalence”.

In this article published in the Journal of School Health, the Rales team explains how a low‐burden screening algorithm helped to appropriately place students with asthma in priority groups. Read the full article here.

May 12th, 2020

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 and Schools

Thank you to all of you who participated in our webinar “COVID-19 and Schools” on May 11th, 2020. You can watch a full recording of the webinar below. A pdf copy of the slides is also available here. Please share with anyone who can benefit from this information.

Thank you to all of you who participated in our webinar “COVID-19 and Schools” on May 11th, 2020. You can watch a full recording of the webinar below. A pdf copy of the slides is also available here. Please share with anyone who can benefit from this information.

If you have any questions, email us at ralescenter@jhmi.edu

You can also follow us on Instagram @raleshealthcenter