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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Baltimore students get a "taste of normalcy" at center for remote learning

Nov 12, 2020
Amid the pandemic, about 1,000 of the most vulnerable students have been attending a form of in-person school.
Christian Muñoz Aguilar sits at his workstation. The 11-year-old helped supervise his four siblings while trying to do his own schoolwork.
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1 in 5 parents quit job or took leave to deal with remote school

Oct 23, 2020
Pulling back from work can put parents behind indefinitely on their career tracks.
According to the results of our latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, nearly 20% of parents with kids learning at home had to take a leave of absence or quit their job.
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Mothers overwhelmingly supervise remote learning, poll finds

Oct 15, 2020
It's the latest example of how the pandemic is exacerbating inequality.
A mom asks questions at the end of her 5-year-old daughter's online kindergarten class in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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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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Remote college creates fertile ground for internet mischief

Aug 21, 2020
Most email hackers going after students want to make a quick buck. But those targeting faculty may be foreign governments.
A student at the University of New Mexico attends a virtual class from her dorm. Online education often involves the use of unsecured networks.
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Crisis cuts many workers’ hours, extends workday for some

May 6, 2020
A Marketplace Edison Research poll found a third have lost hours but 16% are working more.
An employee restocks milk at a grocery store. Some businesses are seeing strong demand during the pandemic and increasing staff hours.
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