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Computer glitches disrupt classes as schools return online

 

Last updated 9/12/2020 at 9:11am

Erie Times-News via AP/Christopher Millette

From left, Michael Henry, 11; his mother Mary Euell, 30, and his brother Mario Henry, 12, work through math lessons remotely at their home in west Erie, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, Sept. 8, on the first day of classes for Erie's Public Schools. Most of the district's 11,000 students are beginning the school year with remote learning, to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Juan Lozano, Adriana Gomez Licon and Rebecca Boone

Students across the U.S. ran into computer glitches Tuesday, Sept. 8, as they began the school year with online instruction at home because of the coronavirus threat, adding to the list of problems that have thrust many a harried parent into the role of teacher's aide and tech support person.

The online learning platform Blackboard, which provides technology for 70 of the nation's 100 biggest districts and serves more than 20 million U.S. students from kindergarten through 12th grade, said that websites were failing to load or were loading...



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