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Struggling With A Return To Learn

Feliphe Schiarolli
Ankeney, Norwalk, Center Point Urbana and Clear Creek Amana are a few of the school districts where students or staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

This week, a judge denied a request by Des Moines Public Schools for an injunction that would block the state from requiring classes to start in-person. On this edition of River to River, an update on this story and other news connected with our state’s struggle to return to learn.

Host Ben Kieffer is joined by IPR central Iowa reporter Grant Gerlock to unpack the latest developments in the court cases involving Des Moines and Iowa City Community School District.

Later in the podcast, Hailee Sandberg tells the story of how her son's school district handled a student testing positive for COVID-19.


Grant Gerlock, central Iowa reporter, IPR

Hailee Sandberg, mother of two from southern Buchanan County

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River