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Is it safe to back-to-school shop on Poshmark and at secondhand stores during a pandemic? Experts weigh in

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Is it safe to shop at thrift stores and online during COVID-19?
Is it safe to shop at thrift stores and online during COVID-19?

As we transition into fall, students are still looking for back-to-school clothing that is stylish and affordable, whether they are in a Zoom class online or in-person on campus. With trends changing daily, many people opt to buy and sell previously-loved clothing, shoes and accessories through online social commerce platforms like Poshmark.

When Canada entered lockdown in March, stores remained closed and shoppers weren’t able to head to their

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Shopping for back-to-school tech? Hit up your local ‘dollar store’ during the coronavirus crisis

Cost-conscious students (and their parents) may be looking to stretch their dollars even farther this year, given the fact that more than 16 million Americans are still out of work, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – not to mention those who have also been hit with pay cuts or unpaid furloughs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Whether students will be studying at home, in the classroom or both, they still may need some back-to-school purchases. If the shopping list includes laptop or smartphone accessories – like cases and screen protectors, wireless mice, and various cables – don’t

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Masks are on superintendents’ back-to-school shopping lists. Some leaders wonder if there will be enough.

Shari Obrenski, a high school history teacher in Cleveland, usually spends about $500 each year on paper, pencils, markers and tissues for her classroom.

This year, her back-to-school list includes hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant spray — none of which Obrenski can find in stores. She hopes the Cleveland Metropolitan School District can get them.

“Reopening safely across the country is going to cost billions of dollars,” said Obrenski, who’s also the president of the Cleveland Teachers Union.

Cleveland schools will be online for the first quarter of the school year after a surge of COVID-19 cases in the area. 

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A back-to-school shopping season like no other has parents, retailers scrambling

MILWAUKEE – The back-to-school shopping season, second only to the holiday season in terms of consumer spending, has been thrown into uncertainty bordering on chaos as parents and retailers do their best to plan for what school will look like in the coming weeks.

Set against the backdrop of a highly contagious viral pandemic and the devastation it has woven across the U.S. economy, 2020’s back-to-school season is unlike any other.

“It’s the most challenging time in history for back to school,” said Burt P. Flickinger III, managing director of Strategic Resource Group, a consumer consulting firm in New York

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Back-to-school shopping: Notable tech deals

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As schools across the country implement remote learning models due to the coronavirus, back to school tech is increasingly impactful on their learning experience. Students from kindergarten to college will be taking classes online (fully or partially), connecting with peers through video chat and attending virtual meetings with teachers. Relying on high quality devices

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