Laura Edghill

Laura is an education correspondent for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University graduate and serves as the communications director for her church. Laura resides with her husband and three sons in Clinton Township, Mich. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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What does Harvard know about homeschooling?

Education | The Ivy League school draws fire from alumni for an article that calls for a home education ban
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/29/20, 05:51 pm

Now that Alex Harris is a father, he appreciates his parents’ wisdom in addressing their children’s educational needs individually.

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Public school exit strategies

Education | The coronavirus complicates the switch to homeschooling for some
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/22/20, 05:57 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most of the nation’s children to learn from home with curriculum supplied by their brick-and-mortar schools. But some families who want to formally homeschool or enroll in online schools have run into obstacles.

“There have been isolated questions and issues I think from just about all of my states,” said Home School Legal Defense Association attorney Tj Schmidt, who is the association’s contact for homeschoolers in 10 states.

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School lunch at home

Education | Cafeteria programs continue serving meals to students despite glitches
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/15/20, 05:41 pm

Even though schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic, many of their cafeterias are still preparing lunches. Instead of a line of students with trays, workers serve meals drive-thru-style to a rolling line of vehicles.

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