Home schooling

This April 9, 2020, photo released by Kara Illig shows her son, Eli Illig, 10, on his computer in Ebensburg, Pa. The frustration of parents is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of total distance learning, and some say it will be their last. (Kara Illig via AP)
April 25, 2020 - 5:23 pm
Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last. Amid the barrage of learning apps, video meet-ups and e-mailed assignments that pass as pandemic home school, some frustrated...
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Fort Worth ISD employee Yolanda Cintron assists with a deep cleaning at the Leadership Academy at John T. White Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Lawrence Jenkins/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 9:39 pm
Workers lost their jobs, parents came up with impromptu home lesson plans for children kept home from shuttered schools. Families fretted over dwindling retirements accounts, the health of elderly parents, and every cough and sneeze in their midst. Millions of people settled into new and disrupted...
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January 30, 2018 - 2:48 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia bill that would allow home-schooled students to compete in public school sports has been defeated. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the bill was killed Monday by a Republican-led education committee. The committee initially supported the bill but a tied vote...
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In this Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 photo, artist and author Maybeth Morales, left, leads a home school art class for her grandchildren as her daughter Chemay Morales-James, right, and son-in-law Shane, center, watch in Watertown, Conn. Reports that 13 malnourished siblings allegedly held captive by their parents were home-schooled has others who educate their children at home bracing for calls for more oversight of the practice, a reaction they say would unfairly punish families. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 28, 2018 - 6:39 pm
Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because they were being home-schooled, home-schooling advocates say they are bracing for calls for stricter oversight of the practice. The advocates say they...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017 file photo, an inside view of a decommissioned Clark County School District buses in the Northwest Bus Yard in Las Vegas. More than a dozen states are trying to take steps to keep kids in school longer, from making kindergarten mandatory to raising the legal dropout age, but it’s not an easy sell. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
June 05, 2017 - 3:41 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A dozen states are trying to keep children in school longer, from making kindergarten mandatory to raising the legal drop-out age. But it's not an easy sell. Nevada is among the states this year that have or are considering proposals to stretch the compulsory attendance age. A bill...
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