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Virtual Kindergarten | KCPS TV Show | Smart Money Experts

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Financial advisor Sandi Weaver says the economy isn't doing as poorly as a lot of people think it is. That's why stock prices are almost back to where they were in February, which was an all-time high.

One teacher's approach to educating kindergartners remotely, Kansas City Public Schools debuts a new television show, and why the stock market is looking up when the economy feels down.

Segment 1, beginning at 3:54: How do you teach 5-year-old kids remotely?

Online learning certainly has its challenges for students of all ages, but it's especially difficult if you're a kindergartner. How can you learn remotely if you're not even familiar with the concept of school yet?

Segment 2, beginning at 16:10: Kansas City Public Schools debuts a new television show.

KCPS Homeroom premiered on Kansas City televisions and computer screens today. The daily TV show is supposed to be an additional outlet for area families whose children or teens are learning remotely, helping them bridge the gap between the classroom and the couch.

Segment 3, beginning at 28:17: Why the economy and the stock market seem to be moving in opposite directions..

Stock prices are almost back to where they were in February, before the pandemic and at an all-time high. In addition to explaining how that's possible, our Smart Money Experts share personal financial advise for the current moment.

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