• Home Schooling

    COVID pandemic: Homeschooling families took lessons on the road

    Chelsea Forsythe was a teacher early in her career, ran a preschool out of her home and earned a master’s degree in education. The idea of homeschooling long percolated in the back of her mind, a backup plan in case of emergency. That emergency came last fall as her kids returned to school. When the physical building reopened after the COVID-19 shutdown, the kids encountered drama about masks, drama about outbreaks, drama about how to safely do just about anything. “Being a kid was pressure enough,” Chelsea says. “And to have to add that on top of it I was like, nope.” Thus began the Forsythes’ foray into homeschooling. The…

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  • Exchange Student

    Non-profit organization seeks local families to host high school exchange students | News

    Americans are among the most generous people on planet earth. During these times of global uncertainty, more than ever America has an opportunity to demonstrate the strength of its generosity. You can play your part by hosting an international high school exchange student for the upcoming academic year and helping them experience American culture firsthand! World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls ages 15–18 arriving soon to attend community high schools. Students from all over the world – places like Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Czech and Thailand, to name a few – have been selected to participate based on strong academics and…

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  • Exchange Student

    Exchange Students in Need of Host Families | KWKT

    WACO, Texas – COVID-19 kept many foreign exchange students with plans to visit America for the last school year at home. Now they hope 2021 will be different. “It’s created a little bit of an influx,” says Ayusa community representative Christin Sherburne. “Now we have more students this year than we ever have had before that are needing a home.” The Ayusa exchange program is working to place those students as quickly as they can so they can start school in time. “They become a part of the family and build these lasting connections,” says host dad Brett Boyd. One Central Texas man started hosting students four years ago, and…

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  • Home Schooling

    Some area families pull kids out of the classroom and turn to homeschooling

    WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Both across the state and in Central Texas, families are showing more interest in homeschooling as the pandemic has created obstacles in education. In the fall of 2020, the number of homeschooling families in Texas had nearly tripled from 4.5% in the spring to 12.3% by October, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2021, the Texas Homeschool Coalition says the trend is continuing and their organization is seeing even more interest. THSC President Tim Lambert says calls and emails are nearly five times higher than what they saw last year. “Nobody expected the delta variant of the coronavirus to hit but it has hit and…

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  • Home Schooling

    More families interested in homeschooling because of pandemic

    QUINCY, IL. (WGEM) — Many kids spent time learning from home last year and that trend looks to continue into this upcoming school year. Officials at the regional superintendents office in Quincy said local interest has grown on homeschooling. In the past year and a half, assistant regional superintendent Julie Stratman said she’s seen more families reach out for information on how to homeschool their kids. According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of households homeschooling rose to 11% by September 2020, more than doubling from 5.4% just six months earlier. Stratman said the office doesn’t have an exact headcount of students that have switched to…

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  • Exchange Student

    Non-profit in need of host families for foreign exchange students in Bismarck

    Forte International Exchange is looking for host families in Bismarck for Exchange students during the 2021-2022 school year. This non-profit is dedicated to international cultural exchange by providing high school students a chance to experience American culture. Staying with host families helps to guarantee this experience is as genuine as possible. Students from other countries who desire to experience American culture and education first hand, are given the opportunity with International Exchange Associations. To be eligible to study in the U.S. students are required to have a J-1 Visa and a C letter grade average. This special visa has been created to offer foreign universities participation in educational programs in…

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  • Exchange Student

    Local host families wanted for international exchange students

    Families needed to host teens from a variety of countries –International Cultural Exchange Services, in cooperation with local high schools, is looking for families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries. ICES students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English skills. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students come with their own health insurance and spending money to cover personal…

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