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School Is In Session. Here’s What That Looks Like In A Pandemic.

Taylor Wilcox
Many school districts have embraced a hybrid model of learning, with students splitting their time between online learning from home and time in the classroom.

This school year is unlike any other. Almost all districts in the state have been back in session for at least a month, but the form classes are taking, whether online, in-person or in a hybrid model, looks different from previous years in each and every school.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, a look at the state of education in Iowa during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Grant Gerlock, Iowa Public Radio Central Iowa reporter
  • Katie Peikes, Iowa Public Radio Western Iowa reporter
  • Jason Kline, principal of Kennedy High School, Cedar Rapids
  • Judy Coldiron, student teacher supervisor, School of Education at Iowa State University
  • Kellap Grant, P.E. teacher and coach at Central Middle School, Waterloo


Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa