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    For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    A school department worker greets families picking up lunches and or hot spots at East End Community School in Portland on Tuesday.

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    Ailish Dennigan, cafeteria lead at East End Community School, carries a box of lunches to hand out to students at the school Tuesday. To the left is principal Boyd Marley.

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    Dana Paradis, 16, and his sister, Arianna Gordon, 20, work on their classwork remotely while sitting in their parents candy shop in Farmington on Wednesday. Paradis, a sophomore at Mount Abram High School and Gordon, a sophomore theater major at the University of Southern Maine, struggle to work remotely from their home in Strong because of the slow internet connection. Their parents own Wicked Good Candy in Farmington, so the siblings come to the candy shop to use the internet since the shop has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Dana Paradis, 16, works on his high school classwork remotely while sitting in his parents candy shop in Farmington on Wednesday. Paradis is a sophomore at Mount Abram High School and struggles to work remotely from his home in Strong because of the slow internet connection. Paradis' parents own Wicked Good Candy in Farmington, so Paradis comes to the candy shop to use the internet since the shop has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Dana Paradis, 16, and his sister, Arianna Gordon, 20, work on their classwork remotely while sitting in their parents candy shop in Farmington on Wednesday. Paradis, a sophomore at Mount Abram High School and Gordon, a sophomore theater major at the University of Southern Maine, struggle to work remotely from their home in Strong because of the slow internet connection. Their parents own Wicked Good Candy in Farmington, so the siblings come to the candy shop to use the internet since the shop has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    For thousands of students without home internet access, remote learning is an extra challenge - Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer | of | Share this photo

    Dan Lavey picks up a laptop and instructions to bring outside to a student's parent during a distribution of hot spots and laptops for students at Riverton Elementary School on Tuesday.

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    Dan Stokes, an IT tech, hands Jenna Hayes a hot spot for her sons to use for their distance learning at Riverton Elementary School on Tuesday. Hayes has a second grader, who goes to Riverton, and a seventh grader at home.

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    From left, Deb Mullis, Portland's director of special education; Dan Stokes, an IT tech; Riverton principal Ann Hanna; and math coach Nancy Sirois work to distribute hot spots, Chrome books and iPads for students at Riverton Elementary School on Tuesday.

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    Nancy Sirois, a math coach at Riverton Elementary School, hands Dan Lavey an iPad to give to a student at Riverton Elementary School on Tuesday. Sirois and Lavey, who is usually a special education ed tech, both have been working to pass out the devices to students.

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    Dan Lavey hands Emily Hoyt a hot spot at Riverton Elementary School on Tuesday. Hoyt has two high schoolers at home who need the hot spot for their distance learning.

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