Educating Iowa's children during a pandemic on the next Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus

On the next Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus, a panel of education experts will participate in a live discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Iowa's K-12 education system, answering viewer questions submitted via email, phone and social media. 

This live, one-hour special program will be broadcast Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. and repeat Sunday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. on Iowa PBS. Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus will be livestreamed on, YouTube and Facebook.

The panel will include Mike Beranek, president of the Iowa State Education Association; Dr. Stacey Cole, superintendent of the Storm Lake Community School District; and Dr. Thomas Ahart, superintendent of the Des Moines Public Schools. Joining moderator David Yepsen at the Iowa Press table will be Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa. 

During this expanded Iowa Press, viewers may submit questions online, via email and over the phone for reporters to share with the panel. Viewers experiencing their own adverse medical symptoms will be encouraged to call 2-1-1 or reach out to their individual medical providers. 

Program support provided by: Associated General Contractors of Iowa, Iowa Bankers Association and FUELIowa.