The past few weeks have represented a back-to-school period like no other in recent memory. How are students, teachers, parents and administrators adapting to an academic year reshaped by the pandemic? We hear directly from some of them, and Daniel Domenech, executive director of the School Superintendents Association, joins Amna Nawaz to discuss the tough questions about reopening.
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Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on special education and student mental health. Guests include: Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning; and Allison Slone, special education teacher at McBrayer Elementary School.
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss remote learning in Kentucky's education system during the 2020-21 school year while COVID-19 reduces in-person student attendance. Guests include: Jason Glass, Ed.D., commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education; Marty Pollio, Ed.D., superintendent of the Jefferson County Public Schools; and Eddie Campbell, president of the Kentucky Education Association.
The largest teacher’s union in the U.S., the American Federation of Teachers, announced recently it would support any local chapters that strike due to their school’s reopening without any safety measures. Randi Weingarten, the union’s president, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about safety concerns for teachers and what should be done about them.
Host Renee Shaw and guests discuss reopening Kentucky schools. Guests include: Cornelius Faulkner, superintendent of Caverna Independent Schools; Kelly Foster, Ed.D., deputy commissioner of the Office Next Generation Schools and Districts with the Kentucky Department of Education; Eric Kennedy, director of advocacy for the Kentucky School Boards Association; Greg Schultz, superintendent of Oldham County Schools; Corrie Shull, board member of Jefferson County Public Schools, District 6; Allison Slone, a special education teacher in Rowan County and founder of KYREADS, which provides professional instruction to teachers about students with dyslexia; and Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D., president of the Southern Regional Education Board (pre-recorded interview).
Mission US engages students in the study of transformational moments in American history. Each mission consists of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned to national standards and feature document-based activities.
When you’re watching shows on KET, engaging in discussion or related activities before, during, and/or after the show can help you remember what you’ve learned. Check out these discussion questions and activities for any show you watch on KET – no Internet needed – to take what you just watched to the next level.
Use what you know about percents, ratios, and proportions to figure out the sale price in this real-world application of math. See if you can figure out how the sales clerk calculated the correct price for the shoes their customer likes. Combining percents can be tricky!