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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: https://www.weareiowa.com/article/news/education/as-students-head-back-to-school-classrooms-learning-pods-shrink-kali-douglass-micro-school/524-1e00d4e5-e33a-4c41-bdb5-185f8b0584e1 Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/weareiowalocal5news Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareiowa5news Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
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