Keeping kids learning during the coronavirus pandemic | Alaska Insight

With a national and state emergency declared to slow the spread of coronavirus, school districts across Alaska are dealing with extended spring breaks and uncertainty surrounding the remainder of the school year. What are the options for distance education in a state with low or no internet connection in some areas? Will students be able to go back to school facilities this year?

In a special live broadcast, Lori Townsend discusses the evolving plan for education in Alaska with Anchorage School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Bishop and Northwest Arctic Borough School District Superintendent Terri Walker. Also in studio is Dr. Tami Lubitsh-White to discuss how parents can help their children adjust to the “new normal” during this uncertain time.

Related: Read the latest coverage of the coronavirus in Alaska.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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