LISTEN: How are educators weighing school reopening amid Covid?

A kindergarten classroom at Huffman Elementary School in Anchorage with coronavirus precautions in place (Tegan Hanlon/Alaska Public Media)

Across the state, school districts, teachers, administrators, parents and students are grappling with whether the need for in person classes outweighs the risk of spreading Covid-19. There are passionate arguments on both sides and a growing body of evidence from districts in other states and across the country.  We discuss achieving educational outcomes while protecting health.

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Randy Trani, Superindendent, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Elisa Vakalis, President, Anchorage School District Board
  • Tom Klaameyer, President, National Education Association-Alaska

PARTICIPATE:

Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.