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A check-in with Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker

Charlene Russell-Tucker, Connecticut Education Commissioner, speaks about back to school guidance regarding COVID-19 during a press conference with school and health officials August 02, 2022.
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Charlene Russell-Tucker, Connecticut Education Commissioner, speaks about back to school guidance regarding COVID-19 during a press conference with school and health officials August 02, 2022.

Does this year's back-to-school mean "back to normal"?

This hour, we sit down with Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker to discuss top priorities for the agency. We touch on COVID-19 and monkeypox guidance, teacher shortages, a social studies standards update in the works, and much more.

Plus, we take your questions.

GUESTS:

  • Charlene M. Russell-Tucker: Commissioner, Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Irene Parisi: Chief Academic Officer, Connecticut State Department of Education

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