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 are at home with their kids during the school day while also trying to work a job.
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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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How pandemic-shuttered campuses can reopen

May 27, 2020
The Shanghai campus of New York University has resumed classes, but the environment and learning process are different.
A student at NYU's Shanghai campus sits alone in the library. Fewer seats are available, reflecting the school's effort to maintain social distancing.
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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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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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