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School's Out ... For Summer?

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Join KIRO Radio reporter Aaron Granillo and producer Laura Scott for a special episode detailing the ever-changing situation with school closures across Washington state. 

What's happening to high school seniors? Thomas Halverson, an expert in education policy from the University of Washington, gives an update on where things stand for the post-high school job market and college admissions.

Darnesha Weary is the executive director of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. In addition to her tireless work putting together resources for her community, she also has two kids at home. She talks about how her own family is navigating the challenges of social distancing.

Soojin Oh Park researches early childhood education and development at the UW. She'll discuss why the state delayed homeschool assistance until they could create a curriculum that was as equitable as possible, and the challenges still facing parents who are essential workers, work from home, and/or living in temporary housing.

Right after schools closed, Aaron spoke with a family in Rainier Beach. And reporter Rachel Belle talked to a Gig Harbor parent about her virtual "camp" on Facebook, Too Cool for School, that has quickly gained a huge following.

Seattle Public Schools has a variety of educational videos for ages K-8 on channel 26 and on YouTube.

And, Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal has a resource guide for students and families in Washington state.

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