distance learning

Child Care Crisis Pushes U.S. Mothers out of the Labor Force

NEW YORK (AP) – Research is increasingly pointing to a retreat of working mothers from the U.S. labor force, as the pandemic leaves parents with few child care options and the added burden of navigating distance learning. The trend threatens the financial stability of families in the near-term. In the long-term, the crisis could stall, if not reverse, decades of…

New Initiative in Selma Aims to Aid Virtual Learning

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A new initiative in Selma aims to help with some of the challenges — that are bound to arise from distance learning during a pandemic. Edmundite Missions is using it’s new Bullock Community Rec Center — as an Academic Resource Center to help get students and parents through the challenges of virtual learning amid COVID-19….

MPS Offering WiFi Vouchers for Those Who Qualify

Starting this month, Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will receive Wi-Fi vouchers. The vouchers will assist with internet connectivity for distance learning. The program, Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC), will provide the Wi-Fi vouchers. The vouchers will help cover equipment and service costs for high-speed internet service. Although MPS is currently providing all students…

Auburn to Shift to Online Classes Starting Monday Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Auburn University has announced that it will transition from on-campus to remote instruction beginning Monday, March 16 and continuing through April 10 in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement, university officials have asked that students not return to campus after spring break. University officials will decide later if students will return to campus for…