Marc Saltzman, Special to USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 29, 2020 CLOSE While some students will continue online learning this year, others will go back to school. Here are a few items to help protect kids during a pandemic. USA TODAYCost-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 discount your local dollar store, as you might just be surprised what you can find for a buck or two.Work and school at home: Your Wi-Fi network may need a boost during coronavirus crisisBack to school: Zoom, Microsoft and Apple take on challenges of kids’ home remote learningWe regularly scour the electronics aisles at a few locations to see


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