Education
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Teachers wonder whether to stay or go

Education | Early retirements and resignations could leave schools short-handed
by Laura Edghill
Posted 8/05/20, 04:44 pm

Catherine Good, 58, never dreamed she’d retire from teaching during a global pandemic.

“When the whole COVID thing came up, then it was like, OK, is this really how I want to end?” she said. “Is this the way I want to go out?”

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The arrival of pod schools

Education | Families band together to weather the education disruptions of COVID-19
by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/29/20, 05:21 pm

When her son’s school district announced it would administer classes completely online in the fall, Katy Young of Kensington, Calif., knew her family needed a better solution. She and her husband, Ryan, are repurposing an old 24-foot-wide, 16-foot-tall aluminum geodesic dome into a schoolhouse for their son Derek and five other elementary-aged neighborhood boys this fall. They hope to find someone to manage their children’s online schooling during the day.

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Most Americans say schools should adjust

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/22/20, 04:42 pm

Only 8 percent of Americans think K-12 schools should reopen without restrictions, according to an AP-NORC poll of about 1,000 adults last week. Almost half—46 percent—said major adjustments will be necessary. Republicans were half as likely as Democrats to think schools should use a mix of online and in-person classes this fall. And 9 in 10 Democrats think requiring students and teachers to wear masks is essential.

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