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.
An article from ABC News (Australia) highlights the literacy and numeracy gap between indigenous non-indigenous children in Australia. Some indigenous parents are turning to homeschooling to make up for the Australian education systems unfair treatment of Aboriginal students.
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According to an annual report released by the Florida State Department of Education, homeschooling grew by 2.7% last year. Counties with the highest percentage of homeschoolers include Duval, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach and Broward with Duval having the highest percentage at 7.6%. Nationally, homeschooling has remained steady at about 3.4%. This story was submitted by Livi Stanford (@l_stanford1221).
A group of homeschoolers from New South Wales, Australia spent a day picking up trash from their local beach.
An article detailing the project in Bega District News was written by one of the homeschoolers, 11-year-old Yemaya Oates.
She wrote, “We found bottles and cans that could have been more than 10 years old. Some of the bottles were an old shape. Lots of them were very faded.”
Oates wrote they were “cleaning up the environment, preventing animals from dying and making it a better place.”
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