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Mikva Challenge 13h
Our Student Advisory Council members Sam and Anely spoke with about how COVID-19 is impacting their senior year:
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WBEZeducation 12h
When remote learning begins for CPS Monday, it’ll vary greatly. Some kids will mostly be using paper packets while others will be mostly online. The answer to why CPS is behind the curve on digital access is not just about a lack of money.
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WBEZeducation Apr 7
How will colleges grade students for classes conducted online? How long will the K-12 school shutdown last? What are "remote learning days?" WBEZ answers student and parent questions on our Schools FAQ page on 's new and improved website!
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WBEZeducation Apr 7
With schools closed due to COVID-19, students everywhere are giving up a lot. But this year has been particularly hard on Chicago public high school seniors. The year that usually marks an end of an era, is now marked by loss.
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WBEZeducation Apr 6
A Crystal Lake high school counselor took in one of her students — an immigrant seeking asylum. The teen says living with her counselor is "amazing" but comes with its awkward moments, like should she drop the “Mrs.”?
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WBEZeducation Apr 4
Check out these stories from and follow her for more Chicago higher ed news as the pandemic continues. Or, send her an email with story ideas/tips! kmcgee@wbez.org
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WBEZeducation Apr 3
Many colleges are using Zoom for online class during the COVID-19 shutdown. And, like many things on the internet, racist trolls have followed.
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Bridgette Davis Apr 3
Happy to be quoted in this story on how COVID is impacting seniors’ college decisions. Highlights: work by & to help first-gen students navigate more complicated admissions season amid crisis.
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WBEZ Apr 2
. checked in with counselors, students, parents and experts for advice on how to navigate these unprecedented times 👇
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WBEZeducation Apr 3
“This is an opportunity to not throw up our hands, but really innovate and spend the personal time to make some solutions happen, too.” How student and college can make the best of college admissions during
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WBEZeducation Apr 2
Appeal financial aid, look at how colleges are communicating. Those are two pieces of advice for students deciding where to attend college during the pandemic.
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Kate McGee Apr 2
NEW: U of I's Robert Barish just told the U of I board of trustees that they're about to announce deferential payments for hospital workers. There's a process to determine who will get those payments.
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WBEZeducation Apr 2
Clerical staffer dies of COVID-19 and union leaders paint a chaotic picture of safety protocols across the seven colleges during a virtual press conference Thursday.
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WBEZeducation Apr 2
Illinois schools are set to get more than $569 million as part of D.C's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Chicago Public Schools is slated to receive more than $205 million of that. The funds are a part of the aid package passed by Congress last week.
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WBEZeducation Apr 1
“I don't need someone holding my hand,” a Loyola University student said of shifting to class online. “I just need someone to tell me what to do. [But many profs] don't know what to do either.” Students & profs are finding their way online.
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Kate McGee Apr 1
My latest: college students adjusting to the new normal of online courses from home. They say they're struggling with motivation, communication and consistency. Press play!
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Kate McGee Apr 1
Chicago students and professors: have you been in a Zoom class that's been hacked? I'd love to talk to you about what happened. kmcgee@wbez.org or the DMs are open
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Kate McGee Mar 31
New: is shifting all undergrads to Pass/Fail for spring quarter:
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WBEZeducation Mar 31
Statewide school closure in Illinois extended through April 30.
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WBEZeducation Mar 31
What are "remote learning days?" Are statewide standardized tests canceled in Illinois? Education answers questions from parents and students on our Schools FAQ page.
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