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Upcoming Florida Public Media Project Explores the Pandemic's Impact On Education

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of life for nearly everyone, but it’s been especially difficult for those who were already at a disadvantage. We get a preview of a new statewide Florida Public Media effort called 'Class of COVID-19,' A Look At The Pandemic's Impact On Education which launches next Monday, Feb. 8 with an hourlong radio special that will air at 1:00 and 9:00 p.m. on WGCU.

In it, public media journalists from around Florida explore the high costs of the pandemic for students who already faced obstacles to success in school before COVID-19 upended public education. We talk with the project’s editor, Jessica Bakeman, education reporter at WLRN in Miami.