Friday, April 10, 2020

FM #241 - Superintendent Sara Ahern - Remote Learning Phase 2

FM #241 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 241 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin Public Schools Superintendent Sara Ahern. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about Phase 2 of the remote learning being implemented this week. We review how this new learning mode is not optimal but the best we can do under the circumstances. Feedback on the implementation will be looked for after giving it some time to happen. On the business front, the FY 2021 budget discussions resume next week with a virtual School Committee meeting.

The recording runs about 15 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Sara and hear about what is happening with “Keeping Learning Alive” for the Franklin Public Schools.


As you hear during our discussion, there were updates made to the COVID-19 Portal page for the School District. As I checked the page preparing for this to be posted, the 9-box layout I mentioned has expanded to be 12 boxes.

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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