Kansas Governor holds distance learning discussion with teachers

Gov. Kelly asks for ways to improve partnership between state and educators

Ks Education Discussion, June 25, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly today joined a zoom call with Kansas teachers, Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers, and Representative Cindy Holscher to discuss ways to improve education access and continuous learning during COVID-19.

“Kansas teachers stepped up when schools were closed, and continued to give our kids the education they deserve,” Governor Kelly said. “Today Lt. Gov. Rogers, Rep. Cindy Holscher, and I spoke with teachers about the challenges of distance learning and how this administration can support their work in the fall.”

On March 17, 2020, Governor Kelly closed school buildings for the duration of the school year to help curb the spread of COVID-19. A few days after the closure, a group of teachers and administrators from across the state started to develop the continuous learning plan, which provided guidance on how schools can continue education safely.

“Our state’s educators are resilient, passionate, and dedicated to their students,” Lt. Gov. Rogers said. “I enjoyed our conversation this morning, and I look forward to future discussion and collaboration with educators from across the state.”

During Thursday’s call, Governor Kelly asked educators how their districts met the challenges presented by the pandemic, and how her administration can support their work as the school year nears.