Some California students caught in the homework gap

It may not be that surprising but Black, Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students living in rural communities in California are far more likely than their peers of color in cities to fall into the homework gap with no access to high-speed home internet or digital devices, a new analysis from [...]

By |2021-06-02T13:33:55-08:00June 3rd, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Some California students caught in the homework gap

How-to guide for testing programs to reopen schools safely

As school systems across the country are grappling with complex questions on how to reopen safely, Testing for America, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Skoll Foundation, released a new how-to guide to reopen – and keep open – the more than 130,000 K-12 schools in the United States fulltime. Published [...]

By |2021-05-26T11:39:00-08:00May 27th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on How-to guide for testing programs to reopen schools safely

‘COVID-Slide’: Online education co releases free summer learning packet

After a year of education amid chaos, evidence shows millions of students have fallen behind, spurring a learning deficit experts dub "the COVID slide." To support families looking to narrow this widening learning gap, Time4Learning, an online homeschool curriculum, has released a free summer learning packet. A recent study reported students were likely [...]

By |2021-03-24T12:57:38-08:00March 25th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on ‘COVID-Slide’: Online education co releases free summer learning packet

Get credit for IRA contributions made by April 15 on 2020 tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service said taxpayers of all ages may be able to claim a deduction on their 2020 tax return for contributions to their Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) made through April 15, 2021. There is no longer a maximum age for making IRA contributions. An IRA is designed to enable employees [...]

By |2021-03-13T14:30:24-08:00March 16th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Get credit for IRA contributions made by April 15 on 2020 tax returns

Students: get on board for the annual travel story scholarship

Calling all students: here is some good news amid all the pandemic lockdowns, closures, and online learning classes. One company, Destinflorida.com understands school is not always easy, and sometimes students would rather be at the beach than doing homework. That's why it believes a little adventure can often give students' [...]

By |2021-03-10T12:56:24-08:00March 11th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Students: get on board for the annual travel story scholarship

2020: teachers asked more questions during in-person vs. remote instruction

Learning has taken on a whole new direction in this age of COVID for students, teachers, and parents alike. During the fall 2020 semester, K-12 teachers asked their students 60% more questions during in-person instruction compared to remote instruction. It's a stark reminder of the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

By |2020-12-23T15:42:38-08:00December 24th, 2020|Academics|Comments Off on 2020: teachers asked more questions during in-person vs. remote instruction

Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

In this age of COVID-19, believe it or not, a growing number of college-bound high school seniors and their parents would now prefer a college or university closer to home, according to a new report recently released. According to Brian Communications, a national strategic communications agency, this national survey commissioned [...]

By |2020-11-18T12:20:53-08:00November 19th, 2020|Academics|Comments Off on Pandemic driving college-bound high school seniors to stay closer to home

IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements for struggling taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service has several changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS. The IRS assessed its collection activities to see how it could apply relief for taxpayers who owe but are struggling financially because of the pandemic, expanding [...]

By |2020-11-08T13:49:29-08:00November 10th, 2020|Academics|Comments Off on IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements for struggling taxpayers

California posts country’s biggest credit card debt paydown

Wondering how credit card debt is faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic? With the economy showing signs of life despite the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, WalletHub’s new Credit Card Debt Study revealed that U.S. consumers paid down $118 billion in credit card debt during the first half of 2020 [...]

By |2020-09-21T16:45:31-08:00September 24th, 2020|Academics|Comments Off on California posts country’s biggest credit card debt paydown

College students cash-strapped amid COVID-19 applying for scholarships

College students are experiencing many challenges according to the Scholarship app Scholly. The company released its COVID-19 Student Impact Report which includes key insights into the unique challenges facing college students this academic year, along with students' thoughts on returning to the classroom as opposed to learning from home. Mission [...]

By |2020-09-16T10:55:52-08:00September 17th, 2020|Academics|Comments Off on College students cash-strapped amid COVID-19 applying for scholarships

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