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For this schoolteacher, the pandemic was a turning point

Jul 27, 2021
“I couldn’t do it anymore,” said Abby Norman, a former schoolteacher in Atlanta.
After quitting her teaching job, Abby Norman discovered she could make more money working fewer hours as a bartender.
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Coursera's IPO reflects the demand for online learning

Mar 8, 2021
The firm, a leader in the massive open online course sector, says its enrollment more than doubled last year.
In the early days of the pandemic, traditional universities turned to sites like Coursera for help with online learning.
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Black students most likely to be going to school remotely

Nov 17, 2020
More than 70% of Black students are going to school entirely online, compared to 40% of white students.
More than 70% of Black students are learning entirely remotely right now, according to a Marketplace-Edison Research poll.
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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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Want to get crafty? Help is only a click away

Feb 17, 2015
A website offering crafting tutorials is attracting students and venture capital.