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Kentucky Tonight discusses virtual school instruction and how students are adapting


Kentucky Tonight discusses virtual school instruction and how students are adapting

For Release: 09/10/20 1:04 PM

On the next Kentucky Tonight, airing Monday, Sept. 14, at 8/7 pm, host Renee Shaw discusses whether virtual instruction is making the grade in Kentucky and how schools and students are adapting to online education. She will be joined by the following guests: 

  • Christopher Bentzel, superintendent of Christian County Public Schools
  • Eddie Campbell, president of the Kentucky Education Association¬†
  • Alvin Garrison, superintendent of Covington Independent Schools
  • Jason¬†Glass, Ed.D., commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education
  • Marty Pollio, Ed.D., superintendent of the Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Sarah Smorstad, parent (pre-taped)
  • Kristin VanDyke¬†Childress, parent and member of¬†Let Them Learn in Fayette County
  • Wallace Caleb Bates, KDE Student Advisory Council member¬†from Breathitt County¬†
  • Kade Scott,¬†KDE Student Advisory Council member¬†from Floyd County
  • Anna Williams, KDE Student Advisory Council member¬†from Anderson County

Viewers with questions and comments may send email to or use the message form at Viewers may also submit questions and comments on Twitter @KyTonightKET.  The phone number for viewer questions during the program is 1-800-494-7605.  All messages should include first and last name and town or county.  

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Kentucky Tonight is a weekly KET production.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications