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Voice of America 11 May 2020

Teachers, Students Find Online Education Can be Tough

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Most American schools are closed until the start of the next school year in the fall in a bid to contain the coronavirus. But many teachers and students are pushing ahead with studies online -- though this method has posed some unexpected difficulties for students, teachers and parents. For VOA, Alexey Gorbachev has the story, narrated by Anna Rice.


In the UK, schools remain closed to all but the children of key workers with opinion divided over when they should reopen.
For now, parents are having to juggle working from home with teaching their children. And school teachers are tackling the challenges of online education.
McDonald's Canada, which has boasted of using only Canadian beef, says it will start using imported supplies as well, as Canada's beef supply chain struggles to meet current demand amid COVID-19.


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that no one in the state can be evicted for not paying rent due to the coronavirus​ through August 20. "New York State will extend the moratorium on evictions for those facing COVID-related hardship for an additional 60 days, until August 20," he tweeted.
During his daily coronavirus briefing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo virtually wishes his mother a happy Mother's Day and says "I can't be with you because I love you."

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