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"And then it occurred to me that I could just make the box of supplies myself"

Nov 17, 2020
Teacher Nia Grigsby started The School Box Toolbox when her own daughters were running low on supplies early in the pandemic.
School Box Toolbox supplies for first and second grade students.
Courtesy of Nia Grigsby

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.
The need to supervise kids at home has led to some parents dropping out of the work force.
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The cost of being a working mother? $18,000 a year, study says

May 10, 2019
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
Four times more women than men dropped out of the job market in September.
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