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Town Square: Back-To-School and The Challenges of Distanced Learning (Sept. 8, 2020)

Experts discuss strategies for online learning and plans for re-introducing in-person teaching.


The state’s largest school district struggled with some technology challenges on the first day of class Tuesday.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues.

For this episode, Ernie is joined by Fort Bend Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre, and Andy Dewey, Executive Vice President of the Houston Federation of Teachers, to discuss FBISD’s experiences with virtual learning, plans for getting students back into classrooms safely, and how teachers, students and parents meet the challenges of this unprecedented situation. The conversation coincides with the first day of virtual learning for the Houston Independent School District, which experienced some technical difficulties with its online learning platform.

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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