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Italian teachers fight to reach students in time of pandemic

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After Italy shut down all public facilities between late February and early March, the government announced that schools would continue to operate online. But by May, 1 in 5 students were still struggling to gain access to the system through aging internet infrastructure and narrow smartphone screens. Students say they’ve been forsaken by the government. But teachers across Italy continue to fight for their right to an education.

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As sports journalism landscape shifts, reporter Howard Herman keeps his footing in local news

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For over 32 years, Howard Herman has interviewed sports talent ranging from high school standouts to rising professional baseball stars for the Berkshire Eagle. And as the sports media landscape has morphed to favor massive sports sites like The Athletic or Bleacher Report, Herman’s laser focus on the local makes him a unique source for a region’s sports news.

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Into the Unknown: How college students around the world are coping with COVID-19

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COVID-19 has universally disrupted the lives of these graduating college students around the world. Their backgrounds are wildly different. But their experiences coping with the pandemic are strikingly similar. A common theme we found throughout – from Uzbekistan to Trinidad and Tobago — was a palpable longing for certainty in a newly uncertain world.

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The Ever-Growing Fuentes Family

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For the past nine years, the Fuentes Family in San Jose has been hosting players for the San Jose Giants, the Single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. The relationships that players and host families build last of years beyond the hosting arrangement.

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