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KXAN-TV

Catenya McHenry

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As summer programs across the country shut down to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School summer program in Austin tried was forced to quickly pivot to virtual learning. They had to make lar...

Concord Monitor

Kelly Burch

8 December 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Across the state of New Hampshire, school districts found themselves adjusting to the meet the particular needs of special needs students. Outside tents, remote games, and equipping paraprofessionals with Chromebooks,...

Kaiser Health News

Aneri Pattani

1 December 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Black churches across the U.S. are collaborating with psychologists and counselors to offer their community access to mental health care services during the coronavirus pandemic. Although not all congregants were init...

MIT Technology Review

Cat Ferguson

30 November 2020

Guam

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To raise awareness and encourage downloads of a contact tracing app, the team of volunteers who were built the app partnered with the Guam Visitors Bureau to collaborate on a grassroots outreach campaign. Using Zoom a...

The Local

Laís Martins

27 November 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands

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To help students and others internationals who are living in the Netherlands during the coronavirus pandemic, a Facebook group was formed that translates news reports into English. Although messaging from the governme...

The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

26 November 2020

Washington, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses and organizations to stop in-person offerings, a non-profit in Washington that specializes in services for children with special needs quickly shifted operations to an o...

The Seattle Times

Joy Resmovits

22 November 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, voters approved to fund a program that gives public high-school graduates two years of free community college. Then, the pandemic hit the year it was supposed to begin. Educators and school officials quick...

Richmond Confidential

Isabella Bloom

20 November 2020

California, United States

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Nurturing Independence through Artistic Development provides classes and studio space for artists with disabilities. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization now offers six hours of daily virtual services to ...

The Fresno Bee

Ashleigh Panoo

17 November 2020

California, United States

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In the central San Joaquin Valley, guidance counselors are using CaliforniaColleges.edu to help oversee their students' college-application process. Within the program, the counselors are able to manage every step of ...

Bloomberg

Kristen V. Brown

10 November 2020

United States

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Data from mobile phones was used to create infection models that present how COVID-19 is spreading. Researchers plotted where people went, where they were coming from, how crowded those places were, and how long they ...

KXAN-TV

Tahera Rahman

9 November 2020

Moulton, Texas, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Around 20% of high school students in rural Moulton Independent School District in Texas don't have the vital internet connection they need to complete their assignments. Students at Shiner Independent School District...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

9 November 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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In Austin, some families pay upwards of $1,300 a month to place their children in learning pods, an option not all families can afford. To help working families an organization launched Community Pods, which offers th...

EdSource

Zaidee Stavely

6 November 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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Teachers in some California dual-language classrooms are coming up with creative ways to help students practice and learn languages during remote-only learning. Across Fresno Unified School District, teachers develop ...

CNN

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

Rifaiyat Mahbub

3 November 2020

Senegal

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The death toll and infection rate from the coronavirus pandemic have been extravagant in the U.S., especially compared to that of other countries. The difference is largely explained in how different governments handl...

NPR

Michelle Jokisch Polo

1 November 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Undocumented parents face unique challenges to pandemic learning. Some don’t speak English or might not have access to Wi-Fi. To help, an activist in Michigan created an in-person learning hub for students of undocume...

FastCompany

Steven Melendez

28 October 2020

United States

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Hovercast is a technology startup helping democratic organizations add interactivity to virtual events. The model, which has been used by prominent political candidates such as Bernie Sanders, uses interactive live-st...

Bloomberg

Isabelle Lee

28 October 2020

Philippines

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In the Philippines, more than half of households have limited access to the internet, making remote teaching challenging. Schools, teachers, and the government have found creative ways to reach students. Some teachers...

Christian Science Monitor

Jingnan Peng

Laura Kiesel

27 October 2020

United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in many businesses moving their operations to remote-based work, which has consequently expanded access and eliminated barriers for those with disabilities. Although working from ...

Voices of Monterey Bay

Charlotte West

Ilyne Castellanos

23 October 2020

California, United States

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California Students Vote Project, a public-private partnership, encourages college students to vote. Covid-19-adjusted strategies include sending out multiple emails, using social media, and encouraging peer-to-peer c...

L.A. TACO

Nancy Guan

22 October 2020

San Gabriel Valley, California, United States

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Facebook groups and Asian delivery apps have helped Asian restaurants survive - and sometimes even thrive - the coronavirus lockdown in one of the largest Asian-American communities in the U.S. Food delivery apps like...

The Current (Louisiana)

Marie Elizabeth Oliver

21 October 2020

Louisiana, United States

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In Louisiana, where many communities face barriers to health care access, the implementation of a 211 hotline during the coronavirus pandemic has helped residents access the information they need to make informed deci...

Civil Eats

Hannah Wallace

21 October 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A program called Grandma’s Hands has begun hosting virtual dinner parties as a means of connecting and engaging with Black grandmothers during the coronavirus pandemic. Funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ryan Faircloth

18 October 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Students in fraternities and sororities at the University of Minnesota have moved many of their social activities to a virtual space and are taking precautions for those living in Greek housing to protect members and ...

KXAN-TV

Chris Nelson

Josh Hinkle

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Catenya McHenry

Ben Friberg

16 October 2020

United States

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This T.V. segment showcases multiple solutions used by school districts and nonprofits across the nation, from creating cell phone towers so students have access to reliable wifi, to curbside meals, to learning pods. ...

Nigerian Tribune

Ifedayo Ogunyemi

15 October 2020

Ogun State, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, nonprofit organizations are helping to organize and deliver virtual journalism-related training to university students who can't attend classes as normal due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although some stud...

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