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The Conversation: In-Person Learning and the Return to the Classroom

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The new academic year for most Hawai'i schools is set to begin in August. Even with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on masks and the push to get our community vaccinated, the comfort level of parents, staff, and students varies.

The Conversation was joined by the outgoing Department of Education School Superintendent Christina Kishimoto to explore the most prominent issues regarding school safety during this next phase of the pandemic.

Kishimoto discussed potential ideas of working through the pandemic and the transition from online to in-person learning.

Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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