Interest in Homeschooling Increases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Rhode Island, Massachusetts homeschooling organizations see increased interest

As fall school plans remain uncertain, local homeschooling organizations are reporting a growing number of new, interested families. “We have seen quite an uptick,” said Bill Heuer, executive director of the Massachusetts Home Learning Association. The latest available data shows around 7,600 students are homeschooled in Massachusetts and 1,800 students in Rhode Island; both, less than one percent of the entire student population.

El Paso Homeschool Association Sees 400% Rise in Inquiries Since Pandemic

El Paso Homeschool Association says inquiries have spiked 400 percent since pandemic began

Distance learning was the new normal this past spring semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but learning from home has pushed more parents to keep their kids at home. Schooling during the quarantine looked a lot different: Papers, books, and technology spread across a kitchen table, mingled with the ins and out of everybody home 24/7.

Homeschool Co-op 2020 Has Offered 120 Classes Since Going Online in March

The Homeschool Co-op Brings Children Together Through Free Virtual Learning

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.