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Many high school seniors in the "class of COVID" are rethinking their college plans

May 14, 2020
Some are choosing cheaper schools, taking gap years, or staying closer to home. Others are hoping that, if college is online in the fall, tuition might be lower.
With all the economic uncertainty, and lack of clarity over whether college campuses will open in the fall, many high school seniors are still deciding what to do next year.
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COVID-19 tests the limits of online schooling tech in China

Apr 21, 2020
Among the challenges: How do you teach gym class to students stuck in tiny apartments?
Ada Lu chats with her classmates in online group discussions every day but she hasn't seen them in person for more than two months and misses playing with her friends.
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Do parents still pay when daycare is closed for weeks, or months, because of COVID-19?

Mar 30, 2020
With many daycares facing extended closures because of COVID-19, parents and child care providers alike are grappling with that question.
Across the country, schools and daycares are closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19.
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Struggles of working parents on full display amid pandemic

Mar 26, 2020
But the difficulty of balancing work and family predate this crisis.
About 75% of moms and more than 90% of dads work In the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, those parents are also homeschool teachers.
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When home becomes office, day care and school all at once

Mar 18, 2020
Kids, spouses and roommates are adding stress to unconventional work arrangements.
Designating time for each parent to work or watch the kids could help while working from home.
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Working parents in China struggle with online schooling during the COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 16, 2020
Online classes are difficult for working Chinese parents with young children.
Ada Lu learned to ride a bicycle outside her apartment complex during the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Shanghai.
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