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


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


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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.

Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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