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Anthony, a second-grade student at Somerset Elementary School, opens school supplies and folders from his cubby on Thursday, January 21, 2021, as second-grade students returned to in-person learning in Bellevue.
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Despite a delay in staff vaccination, public schools prepare to resume in-person learning

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal discusses issues of vaccine eligibility, student and staff health, and education equity as some Washington school districts prepare for in-person learning. King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County's Public Health Officer Jeff Duchin answer your questions about the latest county and COVID-19 updates. And new apps from two local developers inspire cultural education and exchange.

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

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Public Health Officer Jeff Duchin 2.9

As coronavirus variants spread throughout the U.S., including in Washington, officials are looking to quickly develop and deploy the COVID-19 vaccine. Executive Dow Constantine and Public Health Officer Jeff Duchin answer your questions about the latest updates in vaccination and COVID-19 spread.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal 2.9

As school districts throughout Washington prepare for in-person learning, Bill Radke speaks with Superintendent Reykdal about ensuring a safe and equitable approach to K-12 public education in Washington.

For the Culture/For La Cultura and building a cultural gaming experience

What do Zora Neale Hurston, Tupac, Foxy Brown, and the Underground Railroad have in common? They're all references to key figures and moments in the Black experience. They're also answers in an app-based game called "For the Culture."Bill Radke speaks with Microsoft engineers Teddy Phillips and Ramon Torres, Jr. about "For the Culture" and its variant, "For La Cultura," and how diversity in gaming can lead to greater cultural understanding.