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Let's Talk Returning To The Classroom

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Let’s Talk New Mexico, Thursday, 2/4, 8a: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently announced that New Mexico public school districts  would have the option of re-opening under several different in-person schooling models starting February 8th. But many New Mexicans have questions.  Will this return be safe? What happens if COVID rates increase? And what options are on the table for districts looking to enact one of the hybrid models?

On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re digging into the state’s plans for getting districts, teachers and students ready for in-person learning. And we want to hear from you! Are you happy to hear that New Mexico students may be returning to school soon? Or are you worried about the continued risks of COVID-19 transmission? Do you think the benefits of in-classroom learning outweigh the risks of COVID, or are New Mexico’s leaders rushing the decision? Email us at LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet to us at #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.


Ty Bannerman has been writing about New Mexico for over a decade. He is the author of the history book Forgotten Albuquerque and his work has appeared in New Mexico Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Eater, and the American Literary Review. While at the Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque’s alternative newspaper, he served as food editor, features editor and managing editor. He co-hosts two podcasts: City on the Edge, which tells Albuquerque stories, and Anytown, USA, which virtually explores a different US county each week. He has two children and way too many dogs and chickens.
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