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Minnesota parents, too, are tested as education moves back home


March 30, 2020

LEILA NAVIDI – Star Tribune

Andrea Royce, top, homeschooled her children with the help of Carlota Bernal, a friend who helps with child care. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Andrea Royce spent time home schooling her three children with help from her friend that helps with childcare Carlota Bernal at Royce's home in Roseville on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Parents are taking on the role of educators now that the schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kitchen tables have turned into classrooms as parents ease into their newly minted roles of at-home educators. Distance materials are arriving, but with schools closed until at least May 4, many parents are worried about what weeks of school at home will look like.

Suddenly, groups for home-schoolers are getting inundated with requests for tips, advice, resources and just plain reassurance.


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