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Cutting short study abroad programs didn’t stop NAU students from maximizing experience

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March, Northern Arizona University had nearly 200 students living, studying and conducting research abroad. The university’s No. 1 mission quickly became getting these students home safely. The evacuations from 22 host countries happened in three waves: First, students in China, South Korea and Italy; then, students who lived

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Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent Update

Last Tuesday the Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board voted to transition to At Home Distance Learning for all CVUSD schools beginning Monday, December 7th.  This action was taken based on my recommendation along with the recommendation of the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) Director Leslie Horton and guidance provide by the Arizona

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Deaf students at Arizona school will learn virtually, but not without obstacles

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students are adjusting to their new normal when it comes to online classes, virtual events and social distancing to prevent the spread of the disease. But for deaf and hard of hearing students in Arizona public schools, as well as for many more enrolled in private schools, these adjustments introduce new

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Small businesses in college towns struggle without students

Perry Porikos sat in the street outside one of his five businesses, in a makeshift patio area that didn’t exist before the COVID-19 pandemic sent his best customers — University of Michigan students — back home in mid-March. The Greek immigrant arrived here more than four decades ago as a 20-year-old soccer player for the

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Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Allie Smith was three months shy of high school graduation when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and students were sent home to finish the year remotely. The problem is, Smith doesn’t really have a home. The 18-year-old is one of an estimated 1.5 million students classified by the

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