Distance learning

Interest in homeschooling peaks as the pandemic disrupts education nationwide
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KCBS Radio Morning News
August 06, 2020 - 1:55 pm
With the new school year just around the corner, many districts and families are still struggling to figure out how to keep their kids safe without neglecting their education. One idea that is picking up steam among some families is forming private "pods."
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People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride scooters during a rainfall in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Measures to contain the spread on a COVID-19 outbreak in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, including locking down some communities and limiting public transport, appear to have been effective and reported case numbers have gradually fallen. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 05, 2020 - 7:14 pm
BEIJING — New COVID-19 cases in China’s northwestern city of Urumqi have shown a slight rise, with 27 reported Thursday, five more than the day before. The uptick in the Xinjiang region shows authorities are still battling to end country’s latest major outbreak that appeared around three weeks ago...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, with Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, announces CPS will begin the school year with remote learning, at a news conference in Chicago on Aug. 5, 2020. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
August 05, 2020 - 3:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor on Wednesday announced that the nation’s third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom to start the school year, and will instead rely on remote instruction. The city's decision to abandon its plan to have students attend in-person...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 04, 2020 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says more Americans will be lost to COVID-19. Trump was asked in a Fox Business Network interview Tuesday about prospects for relations with China going forward. Trump said the relationship has been “very badly hurt” by the spread of the coronavirus and he...
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Timea Hunter poses for a photograph at the Family Horse Academy, where she is hoping to organize education for a group of children during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Southwest Ranches, Fla. Confronting the likelihood of more distance learning, families across the country are turning to private tutors and "learning pods" to ensure their children receive some in-person instruction. The arrangements raise thorny questions about student safety, quality assurance, and inequality. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 04, 2020 - 7:57 am
MIAMI (AP) — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school building closed, she figured why not use it also a classroom? While her son and daughter will participate in...
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Empty desks stand in a classroom of the Casa del Colibri school in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The school has been teaching its students remotely via the internet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
August 03, 2020 - 5:33 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Distance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal, the country’s education secretary said Monday. Secretary Esteban Moctezuma Barragán and executives from the country’s largest...
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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO ADAMUS, NOT ADAMS - Paul Adamus, 7, waits at the bus stop for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. Neighboring states arrived at differing conclusions on who’s in charge of the reopening of schools. The differences in philosophy underscore some of the difficulties facing states as they grapple with how to proceed amid growing coronavirus infections in numerous states. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 03, 2020 - 1:32 pm
DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19. Rachel Adamus was feeling those emotions Monday morning as she got 7-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and Barron Trump, walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
August 01, 2020 - 8:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said his order to...
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Aimee Rodriguez Webb works on her computer reading emails at her dinning room table that she set up as a virtual classroom for a Cobb County school, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 01, 2020 - 6:03 am
After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Georgia teacher Aimee Rodriguez Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons. “I’m getting myself geared up...
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Matt Bigler
July 31, 2020 - 5:11 pm
With the first day of school just weeks away, negotiations with the teachers’ union over what distance learning is going to look like are heating up in Oakland.
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