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Refugee families face unique struggles with online school

Samuel Lavi knew he’d have to find unique ways to stay connected to refugee families when the coronavirus pandemic shut down Valencia Newcomer School. Parents and students speak more than a dozen languages, and they’d need help navigating the technology around remote learning. So the gregarious teaching assistant, himself a Congolese refugee, created group chats […]

SWFL teacher discusses how e-learning grades will be evaluated

Monday kicks off week three of e-learning and Southwest Florida students are hard at work at home, completing all kinds of tasks online. But will all the hard work even count? WINK News talked with third grade teacher Amy Pawlowski about the grading dilemma. “Right now we can’t do what we typically do in the […]

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Lee County orders 3,000 additional hotspots for students learning from home

As schools transition to online learning, many students do not have internet access, and that makes it hard to learn— so Lee County is working to change that. The district ordered 3,000 more hot spots and they expect to get them in any day now. If your child needs one — the process to get […]