remote learning

Columbus Board of Education building on April 15, 2020.
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With Franklin County seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Columbus City Schools leaders aren't entirely sure how the district will handle school in the fall.

Columbus City Schools Board of Education
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With all Columbus City Schools students attending at least some of their classes online in the fall, the city is using $7 million of federal coronavirus relief money to supply students with Chromebooks.

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University and the city of Columbus have thrown their support behind a lawsuit that seeks to pause the Trump administration's ban on international students enrolling in online-only classes this fall.

Districts around the country are announcing their back-to-school plans, and in the age of coronavirus, many include remote learning. For some teachers and students, at-home learning didn't go very well this spring after the pandemic forced them to stay at home. How are districts looking to improve, and what can they do differently?

Brandon Duncan describes himself as fearless. So when he first heard news reports about the novel coronavirus, the 30-year-old wasn’t afraid for himself. 

“I’m like, how is this going to affect Danny?” he says.

A girl writing in a notebook in front of a tablet.
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Cleveland Metropolitan School District found that some families struggled to adapt to remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, revealing big differences in success based on a student’s grade level, access to technology and family income.

In this Thursday, March 26, 2020, photo, this wi-fi-enabled school bus, seen at an apartment complex in Winnsboro, S.C., is one of many being sent to rural and lower-income areas around South Carolina to help students with distance learning.
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With Ohio’s schools closed and lessons moved online for the rest of the academic year, most kids are spending more time on the computer. Millions of Ohioans are working from home.