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Want to start a "learning pod" at home? Check insurance and zoning laws

Sep 30, 2020
Homeowners policies may not cover the educational groups, and local law may prohibit them.
An instructor walks through a learning hub in Los Angeles for students from various schools and grades while in-person classes remains closed.
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Home schooling gets "a flood of interest" during pandemic uncertainty

Sep 23, 2020
Some parents, fearing COVID-19 outbreaks at reopened schools, are opting out of the traditional education system.
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Child care providers weigh the costs and benefits of reopening

Sep 8, 2020
Texas allowed child care centers to open n May, but the high infection rates and hospitalizations of COVID-19 in Austin this summer made some wary of reopening.
Around 30% of child care centers in the state of Texas are closed and in danger of not being able to reopen, according a policy associate for Texans Care for Children.
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Parents grapple with back to school while working from home

Sep 3, 2020
They're managing their kids' remote learning while also trying to earn a living.
Millions of parents will be at home with their kids during the school day while also trying to work a job.
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Schools seek ways to provide mental health services during pandemic

Aug 28, 2020
Some districts are trying hotlines, others are offering socially distanced in-person sessions.
Elementary schoolers attend their first week of school from home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Aug. 25.
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Women three times more likely than men to not work during pandemic because of child care

Aug 21, 2020
COVID-19 has driven women's unemployment rate higher than men's and could worsen the gender pay gap in the long term.
Child care needs are part of the reason the current recession has had a greater effect on women than on men.
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This fall, back-to-school may block back-to-work for many parents

Aug 18, 2020
Working parents with schoolkids at home due to COVID-19 should be eligible for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. But that's not working out for some.
Parents with children at home due to COVID-19 are supposed to receive aid from the CARES Act. But it's not working for a lot of working parents.
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Families are worried about the costs of online learning, study shows

Parents are concerned about what online learning could to do their finances and their career growth.
The burdens on families include paying for devices, internet connection and lunches, but also concerns about career growth for parents.
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Remote learning boosts back-to-school spending

Aug 11, 2020
School will be remote for many kids in the fall, and parents have been scrambling to outfit their homes with schooling furniture and supplies.
A mother helps her home-schooled daughter learn on a laptop. Parents are buying furniture and equipment to help their kids continue their education at home.
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