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Teachers, Students Reflect On A Pandemic School Year




Hollywood High Special Education teacher Shirley Woods conducts class remotely on September 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Hollywood High Special Education teacher Shirley Woods conducts class remotely on September 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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After a year of zoom, distancing and uncertainty, school is out for many teachers and students in Southern California. 

Some teachers taught virtually in their living rooms, while others taught kids in person, wearing masks and spaced apart - but regardless of the specific circumstances, it was a novel year for all. We reflect on the school year, its hardships and takeaways. And if you’re a student or teacher, we want to hear from you. Call us at 866-893-5722. 

Guests: 

Jessica Gutierrez, physics and chemistry teacher at Santa Monica High School in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Sonia Kearney,  fifth and sixth grade teacher at Deerfield Elementary in the Irvine Unified School District 

Ashley McGrath, kindergarten teacher in at Rowland Elementary School in the Rowland Unified School District; she co-hosts a podcast about literacy called Between the Ladies; she tweets @AshleyLyMcGrath

Miguel Covarrubias, 10th and 11th grade history teacher at Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in Downtown Los Angeles; he’s also a Teacher Leader at the UCLA History-Geography Project, which trains SoCal teachers

Greg Knotts, professor of elementary education and incoming chair of the elementary education department at Cal State Northridge