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Ecuadorian student sets up class under tree for kids without internet access: ‘They deserve an education.’

Denisse Toala
Denisse Toala

A 16-year-old Ecuadorian high school student decided to take matters into her own hands when she learned that children in a poor neighborhood of Guayaquil couldn’t continue their education online, Reuters reports.

Since the pandemic broke out in the South American country, schools have been forced to closed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Though many students have taken to their computers to resume their studies, those in the Reality of God neighborhood of northern Guayaquil unfortunately don’t have access to computers or a phone with a data plan, according to the newswire.

Enter Denisse Toala. For a

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Learning Takes the Internet Route, 4 Stocks to Get a Boost

The coronavirus mess has brought the world to a standstill. The pandemic forced people to stay indoors, thanks to the social-distancing protocol. With schools and universities shut all across the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a new environment for online learning came to the fore. Per a recent ResearchandMarkets.com industry data, the global online education market is expected to be valued at $319 billion by 2025, rising from $188 billion in 2019.

Internet education already started to show significant growth even before the deadly contagion hit hard. Ease of grasping the lessons, higher retention rate and flexibility seem to

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Vouchers for free internet to be given to poorest families amid fears disadvantaged children falling behind

Thousands of families without broadband internet are to be given vouchers for six months’ free wifi access in scheme run jointly by the Department for Education and BT.

Nick Gibb, the schools standards minister, said the move was designed to ensure the education of the poorest children in England did not suffer because of coronavirus. Some 10,000 families could benefit from the vouchers, according to BT.

Tuesday’s announcement followed a report that millions of pupils have done very little schoolwork during lockdown. The UCL Institute of Education found one in five children had spent less than an hour a day

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U.S. Must Expand Internet Access

MICHIGAN — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 38 other state attorneys general to urge Congress to help ensure all Americans have home internet access to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling and telework services that have become increasingly crucial during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter sent to Congressional leaders, the attorneys general urge Congress to provide state and local governments with funding dedicated to ensuring all students and patients, especially senior citizens who are at risk, have adequate internet-enabled technology to participate equally in online learning and telemedicine.

You can read the letter in its entirety here.

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