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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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Pandemic squeezes college athletics

Education | Student athletes face tough decisions as universities cut programs
by Laura Edghill
Posted 7/22/20, 03:58 pm

College athlete Abhimanyu Vannemreddy traveled nearly 9,000 miles from his home just outside Bangalore, India, to South Carolina to play for Winthrop University’s award-winning tennis program. But the Division I school in late June announced it was permanently sidelining its men’s and women’s tennis teams, partially due to budget strains during the coronavirus pandemic.

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