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How are those pandemic learning pods doing?

Feb 25, 2021
The school year is more than half over, and what began as a widespread educational experiment may have legs.
Students follow along remotely at a learning pod in Culver City, California.
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Pandemic problems continue for parents working and watching kids at home

Feb 16, 2021
Especially for mothers who are working from home and supervising their kids’ school days.
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Parents who work full time are more likely to have kids at school in person — study

Jan 26, 2021
A new Gallup survey finds that 71% of parents who work full time have kids who are attending school in person.
A new Gallup survey found that only 47% of parents whose kids are learning remotely are working full time, while 71% of parents who work full time have kids back in brick-and-mortar schools.
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Parents continue to slog through remote school

Jan 7, 2021
Many schools remain closed as COVID-19 cases increase. Parents struggle to manage the competing demands of work and their kids' learning.
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Why fewer adults enrolled in community colleges this fall

Dec 25, 2020
With K-12 students going virtual, parents have had less time to focus on their own educations
This fall, with the pandemic, community college enrollment is down nearly 10% nationwide, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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Essential worker parents struggle with remote school

Dec 17, 2020
Those who work outside the home must often rely on family or pay for help to supervise kids.
Dealing with daycare disruptions and remote school have been especially hard on essential worker parents.
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Pandemic burnout takes a toll on women working, caring for kids and more

Dec 4, 2020
The CDC says two out of every three caregivers are women, who support not only children but also adults with chronic illnesses.
A survey from health startup Maven estimates 10 million women are struggling to juggle their responsibilities.
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How working from home has changed 8 months into the pandemic

Nov 26, 2020
Workers have learned to negotiate faulty Wi-Fi, toddler potty breaks, and remote school.
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New benefits to help working parents are uneven.
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Child care crisis could cost women $64.5 billion in lost wages

Oct 30, 2020
A new report quantifies the cost of women pulling back from work to care for kids during the pandemic.
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