Experts available for interviews as students head back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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From school shopping tips to advice on helping teachers work remotely, Augusta University has multiple experts in the College of Education ready to be interviewed for your upcoming news coverage on back-to-school stories.

How your back-to-school shopping list should change for COVID-19

 Back-to-school shopping may look different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports show hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and masks among the top items on shopping lists. While there is still uncertainty on what school will look like this fall, speak with Augusta University Kinesiology Professor and Certified Health Education Specialist Dr. Nicole Peritore for advice on what items parents should consider when planning for the upcoming school year.

 Advice on “quaranteaching” – how to learn and teach at a distance

The COVID-19 pandemic quickly launched educators into remote learning, leaving some teachers struggling with the change and others overcoming technological hurdles. As schools prepare to reopen in the coming weeks, schedule an interview with home-teaching expert Dr. Christi Pace on what steps teachers can take to thrive in the new challenge of teaching students from home.

Tips on how parents can support their student athletes during the COVID-19 sports shutdown

Denial and depression may be some the emotions student athletes experience as they cope with the reality of not participating in their sport due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schedule an interview with Dr. Graeme Connolly, sports coach and associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, for tips on how parents can coach their children through this isolation period.

Teleconferencing and phone interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.


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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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