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Over 1,000 sign petition demanding teach-from-home option for Woodland educators

Over 1,000 people have signed a letter demanding that educators in the Woodland area be given the choice to work from home and facilitate distance learning with students.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in July that schools in counties on the COVID-19 watchlist, including Yolo County, would begin the year with distance learning. But, according to the Woodland Education Association, the Woodland Joint Unified School District is requiring staff members to work in-person at district worksites.

“The Woodland School Board cannot ignore the voices of the teachers and the community at large,” said Jen Drewek Shilen, president of the Woodland Education

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Over 1,000 sign petition demanding Woodland educators have distance teaching option

Over 1,000 people have signed a letter demanding that educators in the Woodland area be given the choice to work from home and facilitate distance learning with students.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in July that schools in counties on the COVID-19 watchlist, including Yolo County, would begin the year with distance learning. But, according to the Woodland Education Association, the Woodland Joint Unified School District is requiring staff members to work in-person at district worksites.

“The Woodland School Board cannot ignore the voices of the teachers and the community at large,” said Jen Drewek Shilen, president of the Woodland Education

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Bankruptcy emerges as a viable option for U.S. student loan borrowers

Student loan forgiveness and bankruptcy are both ideas — and ways — that offer a second chance at what education was originally meant to offer: the American Dream.

“I always wanted to be an attorney when it was time for me to go to undergrad… it was sort of just automatic that I would take out student loan money in order to be able to pay the tuition,” Natalie Jean-Baptiste, an attorney who also specializes in student loans and bankruptcy cases, told Yahoo Finance. “And I didn’t really give it much thought it was just what you did.”

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