Interview: Carmen Ayala, State Superintendent of Education

 
Carmen Ayala, State Superintendent of Education

Carmen Ayala, State Superintendent of Education

Illinois State Board of Education

As of July 21, 2020, it will have been 126 days since schools in Illinois closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What began as a two-week closure eventually stretched to the end of the school year. The State Board of Education has released a plan for schools to reopen for the upcoming school year. The 21st is joined by the State Superintendent of Education to discuss what will happen to your children in school this fall. 

In our Text The 21st group, we asked listeners a few weeks ago about reopening K-12 schools in the fall. Jan from Savoy, in part, said, "It impacts so many facets of home life/work life for parents, their employers, putting teachers and their families at risk, the academic, social, and emotional development of the kids and the virus risks of their families."

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Guest:

Carmen Ayala, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Education

 

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