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The exodus to online schools

Education | Families turn to organizations with more experience in virtual education during pandemic
by Esther Eaton
Posted 12/02/20, 12:36 pm

In August, Rachel Carothers posted a back-to-school photo of her three children under a tree outside their home in McKinney, Texas, barefoot and holding laptops, with the caption, “No shoes necessary!” Earlier this summer, Carothers decided to switch her ninth-grade son Cai and sixth-grade daughter Adair from their local public school to an online charter school called iUniversity Prep. Now, Carothers devotes most of her time to homeschooling her youngest daughter Larkin, grade one, and checking in daily with Cai and Adair.

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International interests in U.S. education

Education | Colleges fail to report billions in donations from foreign actors
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/05/20, 02:20 pm

U.S. Education Department officials reported in late October that the country’s colleges and universities failed to disclose more than $6.5 billion in funding and resources from foreign nations. Some came from countries with hostile or tense relations with the United States such as China and Russia.

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Schools pass COVID-19 test

Education | The nation’s classrooms might not be the superspreaders many feared
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/05/20, 02:15 pm

A few months into the school year, online learning is starting to wear on families already stretched to the limit by last spring’s educational disruptions. Students who struggle to learn remotely face long-term consequences after missing nearly six months of classroom instruction.

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