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Pre-K At Home

When school is interrupted, planning is key to making sure students can continue learning even from home. We explore how the schools of Cass County came together to create a learning at home system for their pre-k learners.

Guests:
  • Christine WhitmireEarly Childhood Education DirectorLewis Cass ISD
  • Karla Pedue, MS Ed.Early Childhood SpecialistLewis Cass ISD
Date uploaded: May 22, 2020

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