Teaching in A Pandemic

About the series

Kentucky has nearly 650,000 children attending pre-school through high schools in 172 school districts. 42,000 teachers and 54,000 administrators and support staff are working in the 1,466 public schools across the state.   Added together, 17% of the state’s population, almost 1/5, attend or work for public schools in Kentucky. 

Many of the issues facing public schools, teachers, students, and their families are national trends - funding, student performance, issues related to diversity, and school safety.  Other issues are unique to Kentucky such as high rates of poverty, lack of internet access and technology in schools and the homes of students, or funding for transportation. Public education sometimes looks different in Kentucky. 

In this new series hosted by Cynthia Resor, Professor of Social Studies Education, and Tonya May, Director of Research and Recruitment in the College of Education at EKU, we’re looking into the many challenges of reopening Kentucky public schools with no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interviews:

July 9, 2020 - Cynthia Resor with Mica Fawns, Montgomery County special education and Math  teacher

July 16, 2020 - Cynthia Resor with Clay County Math teacher Aaron Asher

July 23, 2020 - Cynthia Resor with Leslie County math and social studies teacher Rhonda Gross

August 6, 2020 - Cynthia Resor with Rockcastle County  social studies teacher Holly Robinson