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caption: Students in the kindergarten readiness summer program play together on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Denise Louie Education Center along Beacon Avenue South in Seattle.
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Students in the kindergarten readiness summer program play together on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Denise Louie Education Center along Beacon Avenue South in Seattle.
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As schools gear up for students returning, some prefer remote learning

This week, pre-school and special education students returned to the classroom. A hotline for undocumented immigrants pivots during the pandemic to offer food and rental assistance. And the latest on vaccine distribution in King County amid a surge in new coronavirus cases.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

King County Executive Dow Constantine 03.30

Coronavirus cases are up 40% in King County over the past two weeks. We hear from King County Executive Dow Constantine on expanding vaccine eligibility and access amid a surge in cases and a conservation corps the county is supporting.

Hotline Pivots During the Pandemic

KUOW reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch shares a story about how a hotline that was set up to help undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation has pivoted to provide new kinds of much needed help during the pandemic.

Schools prepare for returning students but some prefer remote learning

This week, some special education and preschool students returned for in-person instruction. KUOW education reporter Ann Dornfeld updates us on the latest developments and we hear from four high school students who don't feel safe returning to their classrooms.