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    Roshan the camel brings books to homeschooling children in rural Pakistan

    Plodding his way through the desert in remote southwest Pakistan, Roshan the camel carries priceless cargo: books for children who can no longer go to school because of coronavirus lockdowns. The school children, who live in remote villages where the streets are too narrow for vehicles, put on their best clothes and rush out to meet Roshan. They crowd around the animal shouting “the camel is here!” Pakistan’s schools first closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and have only opened sporadically since then, with around 50 million school-age children and university students told to continue their education from home. It’s been especially difficult in places like…

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    Children learned ‘little or nothing’ during school closures, despite online learning: study

    Credit: Shutterstock School closures in the last year have led to serious learning losses, with primary-age school pupils making virtually no progress studying at home, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, published in Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Learning losses were particularly pronounced in families with low levels of education. The findings come from data gathered in the Netherlands, where schools closed for eight weeks in the first lockdown. The researchers believe the findings are applicable to the UK and elsewhere. The study shows that, despite high-quality remote provision, primary age students lost a fifth of the progress they…

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    Some Children With ADHD And Autism Thrive In Online School Over In-Person : NPR

    Jessie Casson/Getty Images Jessie Casson/Getty Images Bobby is a sixth grader at North Brookfield Elementary School in western Massachusetts. He’s crazy about the Loch Ness monster. He’s into math and Minecraft. And he likes online learning. “It’s a lot easier to focus,” he says. “I can be in my room and be a lot more comfortable doing stuff.” President Biden has said that his goal is to have the majority of K-8 schools operating in-person by the end of his first 100 days in office. That’s a welcome goal for the many parents who worry about their children falling behind while learning virtually during the coronavirus pandemic. But some are…

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    Prince Edward tells Sky News of ‘ups and downs’ of homeschooling his children

    Prince Edward admits his children are ‘chalk and cheese’ when it comes to homeschooling and says that Lady Louise, 17, has ‘struggled’ while her younger brother thinks it’s ‘fantastic’ Prince Edward said two children have been ‘chalk and cheese’ at homeschooling The earl said that Lady Louise, 17, has ‘struggled a bit with the online learning’ He added that Viscount James, 13, ‘thinks being at home and online is fantastic’ By Georgia Simcox For Mailonline Published: 13:09 EST, 25 February 2021 | Updated: 02:39 EST, 26 February 2021 Parents and children alike have been dealing with the ups and downs of homsechooling for large chunks of the past year, and…

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    5 Big Challenges Parents Homeschooling their Children Face

    The pandemic has made homeschooling a fact of life. Even before this, what was once the obscure choice of a few families has grown in popularity over the past decade. It may be the fastest-growing form of education around the world. In the US today, there are an estimated 4 to 5 million homeschool students in grades K-12 (or 7{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} to 9{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of school-age children). There were about 2.5 million homeschool students in the United States in spring 2019 (or 3{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} to 4{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of school-age children), according to research from the National Home Education Research Institute. Homeschooling children is a big decision parents make for diverse reasons. One of those…

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    Can you trust children to teach themselves? Homeschooling tips from a clinical psychologist

    Many people, including me, are feeling the intensity and frustrations of homeschooling our children during the pandemic. But trying to reproduce school at home is often a fast track to failure, according to Dr Naomi Fisher, a clinical psychologist who encourages parents to empower children to take control of their own education, rather than the other way around. But can trusting children of different ages to homeschool themselves really work? “When children are off school, most parents discover pretty quickly that what works at school doesn’t work at home,” Fisher writes in her book Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control Of Their Own Learning. i’s education newsletter: news…

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    Sir Elton John says homeschooling his two young children has been “very hard”

    Sir Elton John says homeschooling his two young children has been “very hard” Music News February 4, 2021 , by L-R, David Furnish, Elijah, Zachary, Elton John; Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Paramount PicturesWith schools closed in England due to a nationwide lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sir Elton John admits that he, too, struggles with homeschooling his two young children. The “Crocodile Rock” singer spoke with England’s ITV News on Wednesday and confessed that homeschooling his sons Elijah, 8, and Zachary, 10, has been “very hard” on everyone. “It’s not easy, we’ve been here since May. Our children haven’t seen anybody,” said John.  “It’s very hard but they’ve been amazing. Children need…

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