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APRIL 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Temporary Homeschool Solutions

By Jamie Gaddy

Homeschooling When You Hadn’t Planned on It

As concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise along with a mounting number of confirmed cases in the U.S., many parents are seeking to be proactive in protecting their children. For a large number of parents, homeschooling checks every box.  With the CDC alerting schools to have a plan of action in case of an outbreak it isn’t any wonder that parents are actively looking for alternatives. In fact, many school districts across the country have begun discussing contingency plans. School closures have now become a reality. Yet sadly, most teachers are not prepared for a distance learning/completely technology-based version of education.  That, along with the fact that not every child in the U.S. has access to technology, makes this situation even more challenging.

However, in many cases, parents are considering a temporary version of homeschooling to protect their children. Temporary homeschooling — or emergency homeschooling as some people call it — may be a good solution for the concerns that you may have.  However, even though this virus is potentially a very real threat to all Americans, it’s important to handle educational decisions and discussions with children as delicately as possible. It’s best to approach the issue with a clear head and thoroughly explore all educational options that might work best for your child. If you are new to this, and considering homeschooling for the first time, let us walk you through some of the crucial points to get started with homeschooling as the answer. READ MORE

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