Ed Secretary hopeful for K-12 classes to resume

Pandemic has forced schools to mostly online learning, but Kansas education commissioner is cautiously optimistic students will be able back in classrooms in the fall.


State News

May 18, 2020 - 9:23 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ education commissioner is cautiously optimistic that the state’s 500,000 public school students will be back in their classrooms when the fall semester begins.

Commissioner Randy Watson concedes it’s difficult to predict the future as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced schools to go to mostly online learning since mid-March.

“We’re about 90 days now from the opening of school and I think there’s still much to learn about it,” Watson said, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. “We’re cautiously optimistic that we can be back in school face-to-face in August. What that looks like, it’s just too early to tell.”

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