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Blind, visually impaired students deal with challenges of distance learning

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Families keep plugging away at distance learning and we’ve heard from so many parents who say it hasn’t been easy adapting. For blind or visually impaired students, it has been a process adapting to online learning. Nine-year-old Miracle Boulos is a 4th grader in the Reynolds School District and is blind.The New […]

This article was published on the 74 Million by Erin Mote and Arthi Krishnaswami on October 16, 2020. Sarah Diaz, a 17-year-old rising high school senior, has always been diligent in school. But when New York City public schools shut down this spring and her parents had to keep working, she was forced to become […]

Managing attention and distractibility in online learning

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This article was published on APA by the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education on September 29, 2020. This year, as COVID-19 disrupted traditional K–12 education, even the most experienced teachers felt suddenly thrown back into their first day, or first years, of teaching. Appearing in their virtual classrooms, many teachers found themselves looking at […]

Homeless Families Struggle With Impossible Choices As School Closures Continue

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This article was published on NPR by Cory Turner on October 7, 2020. The closure of school buildings in response to the coronavirus has been disruptive and inconvenient for many families, but for those living in homeless shelters or hotel rooms — including roughly 1.5 million school-aged children — the shuttering of classrooms and cafeterias has been […]

RETURN TO LEARN: The challenges of online learning for immigrant families

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This is article was published on CBS 2 Iowa by Emily Chavez on October 14, 2020. IOWA CITY, Iowa — Online learning can be a challenge for any family, especially if English is your second language. Iowa’s News Now takes a deeper look at one of Iowa’s most vulnerable populations and the barriers a computer screen […]

Remote learning has been a disaster for some. But some kids have thrived

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This article was published on the Hechinger Report by Azure Gilman on October 3, 2020. John was having some trouble in class.  The seventh grader had been diagnosed with ADHD and a language disorder that makes processing verbal and nonverbal cues a challenge. Despite extra support he received through his Individualized Education Plan for students with […]

Data Privacy in a Pandemic? Parents Are Concerned, But Still Welcome More Tech

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This article was published on EdSurge by Emily Tate on September 21, 2020. Parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and data privacy, but not as much as other issues such as the quality of education their child receives, protection from violence and bullying, and ensuring their child doesn’t fall behind in school. That’s […]

Young adults are now the largest group of Americans getting COVID-19, CDC says

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This article was published on the Los Angeles Times by Karen Kaplan on September 23, 2020. The longer the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, the younger its victims get. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the median age of people with COVID-19 in the U.S. has declined over the […]

Arguing for Agency: One Student-led Classroom Debate at a Time

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This article was published on Getting Smart by Les Lynn and Eric Tucker on September 29, 2020. Understanding the ins and outs of the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult—information changes almost daily, and public health guidelines shift, too. For schools grappling with these changes, it can be confusing. But it’s also a powerful learning opportunity […]

This article was published by The 74 Million on September 16, 2020 by Kevin Guitterrez and Carrie Stewart. The coronavirus pandemic brings back eerie memories for us from the days and weeks following Hurricane Katrina. Public schools are rapidly reconstructing a place for instruction. Societal inequities are being exacerbated. There’s no playbook. Yet there is […]