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Ontario high school students grapple with possible graduation ceremony cancellations

TORONTO — Urmila Persaud spent months picturing herself walking across a stage to collect her high-school diploma in front of friends and family. But the COVID-19 pandemic has replaced that vision with a big question mark as schools and boards across Canada grapple with how to handle graduation ceremonies because of COVID-19 restrictions. For soon-to-be […]

Five myths about home schooling

Anya Kamenetz, who covers education for NPR, is the author of “Generation Debt” and “The Art of Screen Time.” Until a few weeks ago, about 3% of the nation’s children were home-schooled. Now with schools closed in almost every state – probably for months – to fight the spread of the coronavirus, the vast majority […]

10 senior stories: What it feels like to finish high school in Anchorage in a year when coronavirus stopped, or changed, so many things

Some of the defining moments for the Class of 2020 might be the moments that never were. In Anchorage, high school seniors left school at the start of spring break on March 5, just before a pandemic rerouted American life. The students never again reconvened. Classes shifted online, sports were canceled, and annual traditions that […]


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