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What are ‘learning pods’? Parents seek options as pandemic complicates school year

Pandemic pods. Microschools. Quaranteams.

These are just a few of the terms used to describe the latest effort by American families to navigate their children’s education this fall as the coronavirus pandemic complicates the school year.

The concept involves kids at or around the same education level gathering in person in small groups led or supervised by volunteer parents, hired teachers or nannies. Ideas on education bubbles sprouted when many school districts announced they will return virtually without reopening campuses.

The ultimate goal? To ensure children receive their education with the socialization necessary for proper development and learning while maintaining

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Robinhood has announced changes to its app and the hiring of an options education specialist after a young user’s suicide

Baiju Bhatt (left) and Vlad Tene are co-founders of commission-free trading app Robinhood.
Baiju Bhatt (left) and Vlad Tene are co-founders of commission-free trading app Robinhood.

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  • Robinhood, a commission-free trading app, said Friday it is making changes after a 20-year-old customer died by suicide thinking he incurred losses of over $730,000.

  • Co-founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt said they’re expanding options-trading educational content and hiring a specialist to further assist users.

  • Robinhood is also working to improve messaging to customers about multi-leg options spreads, a complex style of options trading, and changing parts of its user interface.

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After a young customer died by suicide

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