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Education Reporters Discuss The Impact Of COVID-19 On Schools

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John Fensterwald, Monica Velez and Ema Sasic
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Clockwise from top: John Fensterwald, Ema Sasic and Monica Velez

This week governor Gavin Newsom announced a revised budget plan to address the more than $54 billion dollar deficit the state is facing in the wake of COVID-19. In his address, Newsom called on the legislature to dramatically reduce funding to public schools. It’s the latest blow to districts already grappling with campus closures and an uncertain future. To learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting education and school budgets, FM89's Kathleen Schock spoke with education reporters. Monica Velez from the Fresno Bee, Ema Sasic from the Bakersfield Californian, and John Fensterwald from EdSource.

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