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    Homeschooling sees a resurgence as COVID-19 cases rise

    LEE COUNTY The changing pandemic is causing a homeschooling surge. Many parents are opting out of sending their kids to in-person classes this school year, as COVID-19 cases rise and schools return to full-capacity learning. Stability and safety are two very important things to parents when it comes to the kids’ experience. That’s why we are seeing an increase in homeschooling nationwide. The classroom is changing. “I was not a fan,” Cesali Garcia said. “Just too much time of them on the computer hours and hours.” Mothers such as Cesali Garcia and Rachel Gagnon switched to homeschooling. “The pandemic forced me to take that leap,” Garcia said. “I was…

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    The Rise of Black Homeschooling

    Advocates of school choice say that it gives low-income parents access to institutions that can better serve their children. Critics say that it lures highly motivated Black families away from traditional public schools and further hobbles underfunded districts. Presidents Clinton and Obama supported charters, but Democrats have largely cooled on them, and progressives such as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have proposed curbing their growth. Michigan’s charters, most of which operate as for-profit companies, have consistently performed worse than the state’s traditional public schools. Yet parents continue to choose charters, which receive a large chunk of the more than eight thousand dollars per student that the state would otherwise send…

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    Homeschooling boomed last year. But these 4 charts show it was on the rise before COVID

    Home education, sometimes called homeschooling, is when children are educated outside a formal institution like a school. Parents of home-educated children are wholly responsible for facilitating their child’s learning. This is different to distance education, where a student is enrolled in a school and taught by a teacher, but the lessons are delivered remotely (similar to what happened during lockdown when schools were closed). Home education is legal across Australia. Each state or territory education department requires parents to register. There have been reports more students have registered for home education due to the pandemic. But home education was actually on the rise in Australia well before COVID. Growth in…

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    5 Health Care Jobs on the Rise

    This article is part of our new series on the Future of Health Care, which examines changes in the medical field. Economists at the Labor Department project that from 2019 to 2029 employment in health care in the United States will grow 15 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs during that span. The health care and social assistance sector is expected to add the most new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (B.L.S.), with six of the 10 fastest growing occupations. Spurring the expected growth: care for the aging baby-boom population; longer life spans; and persistent growth in the…

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    Homeschooling on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic

    Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows significant increase in homeschooling rates in fall 2020 Homeschooling is a legal instructional option in all 50 states and national homeschooling rates grew rapidly from 1999 to 2012 but had since remained steady at around 3.3{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}. However, the global COVID-19 pandemic has sparked new interest in homeschooling and the appeal of alternative school arrangements has suddenly exploded. So, how significantly have homeschooling rates increased during the pandemic? It’s clear that in an unprecedented environment, families are seeking solutions that will reliably meet their health and safety needs, their childcare needs and the learning and socio-emotional needs of their children. The U.S. Census Bureau’s…

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    The Need for Homeschooling Support Continues to Rise | State

    GRAY, Tenn., March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — It is estimated that over nine million Americans have experienced being homeschooled as of February of 2020 (NHERI). When new homeschooling families begin seeking support, they generally scour their local areas. After searching online for local support groups, they are now finding that many are closed down or not accepting new members due to COVID-19 restrictions. Transitioning to homeschooling from traditional schooling is a significant life change and often creates similar emotions or resistance from children as if moving from one school district to another. Where can parents find help for this potentially challenging transition? After twenty years of serving the homeschooling community, The…

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    Homeschooling numbers double, on steady rise since start of pandemic | Local News

    “I think a lot of families are learning a new way of living after the pandemic, and they saw the benefits of homeschooling and building relationships inside the home,” Cumbie said. “Parents know how best to teach their children.” Support Local Journalism Your subscription makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} In just the time between the spring of 2020 and the start of the fall semester, the Household Pulse Survey, a survey created by the U.S. Census Bureau to look at the impact of COVID-19 on homeschooling, showed a jump to 11.1{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of households that had switched to homeschooling over in-person or virtual learning. Whereas previously, an overwhelming majority of homeschooled…

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