ST. PAUL (KMHL/LEARFIELD) – There have been challenges with distance learning.

That was the message from Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Riker last week. She says the department has heard from students, teachers, parents, administrators and community leaders about what some of the challenges have been.

“The feedback was clear, we know that distance learning hasn’t been going perfectly,” said Ricker. “It’s actually been really hard.”

Riker (RICK-er) pledges better support for families, webinars for teachers, assistance with better broadband Internet access, and adults in the educational process checking in more often on students.