LISTEN: Not every student in Alaska has access to reliable internet. How are officials handling distance education in rural Alaska?

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School is underway across the state, but it’s a wide-ranging mix of in-person and distance learning for students. How will rural students access course materials in areas with little or no broadband? What was learned from the disruption of sudden school closures in the spring that can help keep students engaged and learning this fall? And how will teachers build relationships with students that can’t log on?

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Karen Melin, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Education and Early Development
  • Kimberly Hankins, Superintendent, Lower Kuskokwim School District
  • Michael Johnson, Commissioner, Department of Education and Early Development


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Sept 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.

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