LISTEN: Distance education looks different across Alaska. How are students doing?

(Joey Mendolia/Alaska Public Media)

Summer vacation is just around the corner for young Alaskans, but with schools shut down across the state, students and teachers have been trying to maintain lesson plans and communication outside of their classrooms. Many families have low or no internet connection available in their homes, so how well does remote teaching work and what might it portend for the start of classes in the fall?

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • April Eide, President, Alaska PTA
  • Tim Parker, President, NEA Alaska


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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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.