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CGTN America 17 Mar 2020

Seattle parents scramble for options after school closures due to coronavirus


The U.S. STATE of Washington has been hit hardest by the coronavirus in the country. In hopes of curbing its spread, officials have ordered all schools and universities closed for at least six weeks. Now, hundreds of thousands of students are expected to continue their educations at home, but the move has left parents scrambling.
CGTN's Ediz Tiyansan reports from Seattle.

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A stay at home mom gives NBC News an intimate look at what life is like in her home as her young children are forced to take their classes online.

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