Back-to-School Help for Students Without Internet

Elva Mankin

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. For Marcy Gage, getting decent broadband service for her home has been a 15-year battle. Because of her location in rural Maine, she’s had to rely on expensive-yet-spotty satellite internet because the local cable company stopped laying lines about […]

Students among first to return offer lessons for reopening schools

Elva Mankin

NASHVILLE – Abigail Alexander shuffled through a stack of papers, trying to find instructions for logging in to her school-issued laptop.  The 10-year-old chatted with her best friend, a fellow fifth grader, about who is in their classes this year at Head Middle Magnet Prep and what period they have a specific teacher. Their conversation Tuesday sounded like […]

New foreign students can’t enter US if courses online

Elva Mankin

A week after revoking sweeping new restrictions on international students, federal immigration officials on Friday announced that new foreign students will be barred from entering the United States if they plan to take their classes entirely online this fall. In a memo to college officials, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

Napa County Students May Have To Go Back To School Online

Elva Mankin

NAPA COUNTY, CA — If Napa County is still on the state of California’s COVID-19 coronavirus watchlist when the fall semester begins, Napa Valley Unified School District and other districts within the county will have to start the school year with online classes, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Counties where […]

Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US

Elva Mankin

Last week, ICE released guidance stating that international students would not be allowed back into the US in the fall unless they were taking in-person classes at their university. This poses a problem for Harvard’s international students, as the school recently said classes in the fall would be entirely remote. […]

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Elva Mankin

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. The students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil […]