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.
Like the parents of public or private school kids, parents who homeschool also have to adjust to shelter-in-place orders because for some, homeschool doesn’t mean you are at home all of the time.
Monument Valley, Utah, is the desert backdrop for many famous old Western movies. And even today, kids in the valley are doing their homework the way they did in the 1950s: offline. “There’s a lot of kids that don’t have even electricity at home,” said Spencer Singer, principal at Monument Valley High School.
The end of the traditional school year is almost here, but the majority of school-aged children have been out of school for at least a month. Many local public and private school parents are facing a major lifestyle shift dealing with new schedules, childcare issues, and schoolwork requirements.
Parents who homeschool their children are accustomed to teaching at home, and have been even before the closing of schools forced others to do so, but even their lessons face some change due to the lockdown.The restrictions in place to protect the public from COVID-19 have stopped homeschooling groups’ physical meetings, field trips and extracurricular activities, but homeschool parents say there is ample opportunity for parents to teach and bond with children.”I find, because we’re home