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When Parents Are Asked to Be Teachers, the FFCRA Might Help
When Parents Are Asked to Be Teachers, the FFCRA Might Help

As we approach the end of August, many schools around the country are beginning to open. Some school districts have decided to remain fully remote or have developed a “hybrid” option involving both in-person and remote education. This situation has left many working parents ...

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