In January, when history professor Karen Miller first arrived in Manila, the Philippines, she expected to spend several months studying internal migration patterns in the Southeast Asian country. As a Fulbright Scholar on sabbatical from her job at LaGuardia Community College, she quickly enrolled her eleven-year-old son in an elementary school program and began to settle in.
Running out of STEM resources for your students? Erase All Kittens is a multi-award-winning online adventure game that introduces professional coding skills to children aged 8-13, and inspires girls to code. So why Erase All Kittens? When Tim Berners-Lee was asked for an example of a popular use of the internet that he would never have predicted, he answered ‘Kittens’.
Religious freedom advocates are celebrating after Cuban authorities decided to release a Christian mother from jail. Expósito Leyva was imprisoned along with her husband, Pastor Ramon, after refusing to send their children to a government-run school. The couple had opted to home-school their children in order to avoid them being indoctrinated with socialist and atheistic ideologies.
Melbourne mother Sabooh Whitelaw has put a unique spin on home schooling her children during the outbreak of coronavirus. Ms Whitelaw has given her son Sacha and daughter Sophie a break from the textbooks, instead, they are building solar-powered lights which will be donated to school children in Vanuatu.
The number of children being homeschooled has more than doubled in five years, and in some areas has risen by more than 700%. And parts of the country where only a small number of children were registered as being homeschooled five years ago are now reporting figures in the hundreds.