Stories tagged: "remote learning"

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New Guidelines Exclude Paid Leave for Parents Who Keep Their Kids Out of In-Person Schooling

"This is going to affect the people who have immunocompromised family members at home, immunocompromised kids themselves, people who work in health care and other high-risk industries. Those are going to be the people most affected by this restrictive interpretation."

Milly Cort (top-left) and her husband Hamilton (top-right), of Charlotte, have enrolled their children Ally (bottom-left) and Henry (bottom-right) in a nearby learning pod program. (Photo by Grant Baldwin for Cardinal & Pine)
Learning Pods Could Throw Fuel on to the Fire Of Inequality in NC

These informal education groups might be the answer for some to this year’s school dilemma but at what price?

Former Superintendent Mark Johnson was accused of misusing his office to campaign for lieutenant governor. (Image via Johnson's page).
From a Teacher: Goodbye And Good Riddance To NC School Head Mark Johnson

The head of NC’s public school system, Superintendent Mark Johnson, is distorting the details of his embarrassing Istation scandal.

House minority leader Darren Jackson, D-Wake, wears a mask at the legislature in this April 28 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Some NC Kids Don’t Have Internet Access. Here’s What Lawmakers Want To Do About It.

With 1.5 million public school children relying on remote learning, dueling proposals would fund grants for local governments to build and lease Internet infrastructure. Last year’s NC Fiber Act would have helped rural counties and municipalities build and lease broadband in areas without high-speed Internet access, a need cast in sharp relief during the coronavirus...

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What’s It Like Being A Seventh Grader In Quarantine? It’s A Little Bit Hilarious and Heartbreaking.

‘I am stressing a lot more.’ ‘Trapped at home all day.’ ‘Find ways to keep us safe.’ Quarantined North Carolina students talk about remote learning.