Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away
Faiqa Naqvi, a 15-year-old freshman at a New Jersey public high school, logs in to her all-remote classes each night from Pakistan in a time zone nine hours ahead.
Max Rodriguez, who also attends school in New Jersey, joined his Advanced Placement history class for about two months from Guayaquil, Ecuador, a port city on the coast of South America.
Max’s schoolmate, Naobe Maradiaga, 16, participated in classes from northern Honduras.
In the midst of the pandemic, in a year when almost nothing about school has been normal, administrators and teachers are grappling with a fresh layer of complexity: students accessing virtual classes from outside the United States.
Faced with pandemic-related financial strain at home or the health ne...