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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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