Dec 14 2020
Is this a lost year for education? - Q&A with Tim Daly, CEO of EdNavigator
Read more in the Q&A article with Tim Daly.COVID-19 has upended just about everything, and we’re still working through it—how we work, shop, socialize, learn, worship, receive healthcare and care for others. It has laid bare both strengths and weakness in our institutions, processes and systems. The pandemic has altered life for every age group in almost every way. The coronavirus, after all, is not interested in career dreams, childcare situations or travel plans; it is only interested in host cells. Key innovations that emerged during this pandemic will outlive it. Others are yet to reveal themselves but will surely be part of the legacy of COVID-19. CIBC is committed to providing the perspectives and insights of top thinkers in various fields on what the legacy of COVID-19 could be. In previous installments, we presented views on biotechnology and vaccines, work and careers, artificial intelligence in healthcare during the time of COVID-19, and a CEO’s view on managing healthcare during a pandemic. In this installment, we talk with Tim Daly, CEO of EdNavigator, on the state of education during COVID-19 and how this pandemic is altering learning, children and families. We first talked with Tim Daly in late July 2020. Four months later, the situation with schools, and the pandemic overall, changed so much that we revisited the topic to bring it up to date. In late July, the U.S. had reported 4.54 million cases and 154,120 deaths from COVID-19, and schools were talking about reopening. In late November, the U.S. reported 13.6 million cases and 269,000 deaths,* and schools opened and closed, reopened, or never opened.