Join us Tuesday for a live remote conversation with Debbie Critchfield

State Board of Education President Debbie Critchfield will answer your questions about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting education during a live streaming interview Tuesday afternoon.

Debbie Critchfield

Idaho Education News reporters Clark Corbin and Kevin Richert will host the event, which will be conducted remotely and streamed live at 1 p.m. Tuesday on Idaho EdNews’ Facebook page.

Critchfield will accept questions about K-12 public schools, charter schools and Idaho’s colleges and universities. Click here to submit your question before Tuesday’s interview.

With the spread of the coronavirus, Critchfield will have plenty of ground to cover:

  • How do the new reopening criteria for local schools work?
  • How do Gov Brad Little’s extended stay-home order and Idaho’s school closures and reopening criteria intersect?
  • How does education work if the schools are closed?
  • Will my son or daughter still be able to graduate? Will they have to repeat this grade level again next year?
  • Do we still have to finish our senior project or take the SAT?
  • How has the shift to online learning affected colleges and universities?
  • What will this mean for college enrollment? Or funding?
  • Are my child’s teachers still getting paid? What about the school nurse or bus driver?
  • What does the future of education look like if social distancing restrictions are extended longterm?

Be sure to joins us Tuesday at 1 p.m. We will accept readers’ questions prior to the interview and via our Facebook page during the live event.

Clark Corbin

About Clark Corbin

Reporter Clark Corbin has covered Idaho government and education for more than a decade. He’s followed every legislative session, gavel-to-gavel, since 2011. Clark is a co-host of the Extra Credit podcast with Kevin Richert published on Fridays. You can follow him on Twitter: @clarkcorbin. He can be reached by email at [email protected]

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