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.
Whether you’re looking for something to spark interest in biology, or you need an instructive distraction to prevent a meltdown over long division, here are nine films to start with.
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.