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Perspective | Education Matters: Supporting families with students in hybrid and remote learning environments

While schools and districts are struggling to know what to do and how to best meet the needs of our students, the shift to hybrid or remote learning plans have had a dramatic impact on our families and students. During this episode we will meet with four guests who will help us better understand the challenges and also offer some recommendations for how we must continue to improve in our engagement and support of families. 


  • Kelley Johnson, Principal/Lead Learner, Innovation Academy at South Campus, Johnston County Public Schools
  • Lisa Godwin, Kindergarten Teacher, Dixon Elementary, Onslow County Schools
  • Dr. Devonya Govan-Hunt, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Parent and President, Charlotte Affiliate, Black Child Development Institute
  • Leslie Welch, Wake County Schools Parent
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