It’s Carrie Ballinger’s first school year as Superintendent of Schools in Rockcastle County. And a pandemic is making everything unpredictable. The latest in our series of interviews with teachers and superintendents working to reopen schools | Child care services already were in crisis before the pandemic hit. Now, reports the Herald-Leader’s John Cheves, the system is near collapse. And June Widman of the Appalachian Early Childhood Network details the results | Economic development and education: you can’t have one without the other. Lee Todd’s latest interview helps connect the dots.
Segment One: Teaching in a Pandemic: Rockcastle County Schools Superintendent Carrie Ballinger with series co-host, Tonya May. LISTEN
Segment Two: Child care in crisis. Then came a pandemic. John Cheves on what his reporting reveals of a system essential to working households. And June Widman, Executive Director of the Berea-based of the Appalachian Early Childhood Network on the consequences of reduced public support of child care services. And, economic development and education: you can’t have one without the other. Lee Todd’s latest interview makes personal a statewide program that helps connect the dots. LISTEN
Interviews in order of appearance: