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As students head back to school classrooms, 'learning pods' shrink

Kali Douglass never planned to lead a classroom. The 22-year-old DMACC student comes from a family of teachers, but she had planned to pursue graphic design. Yet starting in September, Douglass found herself the head of a class, assisting students with virtual learning. What had started as supervising her little sister and a couple of friends turned into a full-fledged learning pod. Also known as "micro-schools," the concept of small, socially distanced classes were booming nationwide throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Working parents saw it as an affordable option for their children to not only get supervision but socialization. Full story: Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: Add Local 5 on Roku: Download the We Are Iowa app: Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: Follow Local 5 on Twitter: Follow Local 5 on Instagram:
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