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Allison Ball: Female workforce at 32-year low as moms leave jobs to help with online education

As of October, more than two million women in the U.S. left the workforce, the majority having left to tend to their children’s online education. According to BLS data, 56 percent more women than men dropped out of the labor force between February and October. Another census study shows women ages 25-44 are nearly three times more likely than men to not be working due to COVID-19 childcare issues. This...

CPE makes Kentucky Virtual Library available to all Kentucky students, educators for at-home learning

Amid the challenges of COVID-19, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) announced today that all K-12 students and teachers in Kentucky now have free access to an online portal of educational resources that can support learning and lessons at home. The materials are available through the Kentucky Virtual Library, a consortium of nearly 300 institutions from across the state. Content...