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Inside the outbreak: Teaching and feeding

Education | Families and educators search for creative solutions during the pandemic
by Bob Brown
Posted 3/18/20, 04:24 pm

More schools in the United States are closed than open as states try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Students and their families face challenges and uncertainty not only about how they will learn, but also how to provide for the needs that schools meet for meals, special education, and disability accommodations.

Brielle Landman, a 10th grader at Champion Christian School in Champion, Pa., said her ADHD makes it difficult to keep to a schedule on her own.

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Education interrupted

Education | COVID-19 sends students home or online
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/11/20, 03:41 pm

Michael Finlayson just wants to go back to school. The eighth grader is midway through his second week of self-imposed homeschooling due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington state.

Just outside of Seattle, Wash., Finlayson is keeping up with his studies but staying away from the school environment mostly out of concern for his mother, who is quadriplegic and prone to holding onto even a common cold for months.

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Following the crowd

Education | Brigham Young University changes its policy on homosexual behavior
by Bob Brown
Posted 3/04/20, 05:02 pm

In November 2015, just months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, Mormons took a hard stand for traditional families. Barely more than four years later, the flagship university of the Latter-day Saints relaxed its honor code barring all homosexual conduct.

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