• Education

    ‘School choice’ mirage masks sorely needed hard work in education

    As a graduate of Iowa public schools, I was saddened to read about the governor’s “school choice” proposal. Public education is one of our nation’s best ideas, and the persistent attempts on the part of politicians to undermine it with the misleading rhetoric of “choice” represents a real threat to the future of democracy. Known as “common schools” in the 19th century, public schools were devised as a way for those on the margins of society to better themselves and become upwardly mobile. The also became the most logical place — perhaps the only place — where future generations, especially within a pluralistic context, could coexist with at least a…

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  • Jobs

    Remote Jobs Are Easier To Find Than Ever Thanks To This $25 Work From Home Search Engine

    In the midst of the pandemic, working from home is ideal for some—finishing assignments in your pajamas, eating lunch whenever you want, and not risking exposure to COVID-19. If you’re looking for a remote position or more flexible work, FlexJobs is exactly what you’ve been searching for. It can be discouraging coming across scams on job search websites, but FlexJobs is all about finding the real deal. Trained researchers do the heavy lifting for you and dig through hundreds of job resources and postings everyday on your behalf. Once a job listing is properly vetted and evaluated, FlexJobs adds the job to the site, and voilà—you’re given the green light…

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  • Home Schooling

    ‘I can’t make it work’: How are under-pressure families coping with the demands of homeschooling?

    We’re almost a month into Homeschool: The Sequel and many families are settling into a routine of weary familiarity. With no end in sight just yet, it’s hard to plan ahead or to know just how long we’ll be doing this for. To find out how families are really coping, we surveyed parents on Independent.ie to ask about their experience this time around and how it differed from the lockdown last spring, when schools closed for almost three months. The range of responses was illuminating. Most parents reported that schools were — unsurprisingly — far better prepared than they were last spring, offering more structure and support for pupils throughout…

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  • Online School

    Internet outages hit East Coast, causing trouble for remote work, school

    Angela Lang/CNET Widespread internet outages appeared to hit much of the northern East Coast on Tuesday, with reports of issues coming in from Boston to Washington, DC. Problems were reported for multiple services, including Zoom, Google Meet and Amazon Web Services, according to outage monitoring site DownDetector. However, issues may be linked to a larger internet service disruption, with some impacted customers pointing to Verizon Fios. The Verizon support account on Twitter noted that a fiber cable had been cut in Brooklyn, New York, possibly contributing to some of the issues reported Tuesday. Verizon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Editors’ top picks Subscribe to CNET Now for…

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  • Home Schooling

    Mum shares child’s hillarious and honest answers to homeschooling maths work

    A mum has shared her child’s answers to a homeschooling maths questions – and the results have left other parents ‘in tears laughing’. The woman posted a picture of her kid’s homework which asked for the child to name each polygon shape. Millions of children are currently being homeschooled as a result of school closures due to the UK-wide lockdown in place to try and drive down coronavirus cases. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles However rather than writing the name of each shape as square, pentagon, rectangle, etc, the youngster gave the shapes the ‘human’ names, Jeff, Sarah, Bob, Isobel and Amy. The post gained almost 1,000…

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  • Home Schooling

    How North East parents are juggling work with homeschooling and if they think schools should reopen

    It’s been a chaotic time for parents since the closure of schools earlier this year. Scores of mums and dads across the North East are juggling their work with homeschooling and don’t yet know if classrooms will reopen again after the February half-term. Boris Johnson announced the closure of schools, except to vulnerable pupils and children of critical workers, as part of lockdown measures to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. As a result, learning has moved online for thousands of youngsters across the region. ChronicleLive spoke to North East parents to ask how they were managing homeschooling and what their thoughts were on the reopening of schools. Karen Wilson,…

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