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

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.