Great online education and distance learning services for kids stuck at home

cnet | March 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led at least 33 US states to close schools, some for as long as a month, in a major disruption to the public education system. The closures have impacted nearly 36 million public school students nationwide so far, according to data from Education Week. In lieu of attending class in person, many parents are seeking out online resources, apps and games to keep their kids' minds engaged at home. Here are 10 free or discounted online learning resources for pre-K-12 students to complete from home to keep up the learning (and to save you from yet another viewing of Frozen 2 on Disney Plus).

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