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Think Tank asks Arizona education leaders: Are we ready to open schools?

Jul 24, 2020, 9:35 AM
Spare face masks are seen on a teachers desk as a classroom is set out for social distancing at Lon...
Spare face masks are seen on a teachers desk as a classroom is set out for social distancing at Longdendale High School on July 16, 2020 in Hyde, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

We are in the middle of a pandemic.

But our kids have been out of school for approaching six months. Education is essential, but at what risk? Are online learning options viable? What choices do we have and what are the health and educational implications?

This week’s Think Tank brings together some of Arizona’s key educational actors to discuss:

We discuss issues involved with opening Arizona schools including:

  • Under what circumstances should our schools open?
  • Whose decision is this?
  • Are our schools prepared to open?
  • What is the capacity of our schools to engage in remote learning? How many Arizona schoolchildren do not have a computer and internet access? What is being done for those who do not?

The Think Tank airs on KTAR 92.3 FM on Saturday 3-4 p.m. and Sunday 9-10 p.m.

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Think Tank asks Arizona education leaders: Are we ready to open schools?