LISTEN: How are school districts planning to support students this summer?

A female teacher points to a word projected on a white board in a classroom with three students sitting a tables facing the front of the classroom
Aurora Elementary teacher Brianna Lundberg helps second graders sound out words during the after school tutoring program in Anchorage on October 23, 2020. (Mayowa Aina/Alaska Public Media)

Across the state, school districts have worked hard to piece together in-person and distance learning curriculum for students as the COVID-19 pandemic seriously disrupted education. Some students fared okay, while others have struggled. Some have not engaged much at all. What are the plans for summer school to help students stay on track?

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Ralph Watkins, Superintendent, Hoonah City Schools
  • Mark Stock, Deputy Superintendent, Anchorage School District
  • Katherine Ellsworth, Director of Federal Programs, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10 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 news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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