Media Highlights: Back-to-School with Time4Learning
As homeschooling continues to boom across the U.S., so has the media’s coverage of this flexible approach to education. Time4Learning is pleased to share some recent news pieces, including one in Spanish, that highlight parents who are taking control of their child’s learning, as well as homeschooling trends during these turbulent times. As these articles show, homeschooling has gone mainstream as a school-choice option.
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12,000 students leave Broward schools as pandemic continues
Published on Sept. 19, 2021 in South Florida Sun Sentinel
This article highlights homeschooling as a factor contributing to the significant reduction in public school students in Broward County in South Florida. According to the article, while many students moved to other states or other parts of Florida, 717 children are being homeschooled. The article goes on to state that in 2020, the number of children being homeschooled “surged to 143,431 in the state, an increase of more than 37,316, while homeschooled children in this county increased by 2,000 to 8,782 last year.”
In this story, Time4Learning President and Founder John Edelson stated, “Remote schooling was very painful for so many students. They had a hard time getting in front of a computer and paying attention all day, so many tried homeschooling. People tried it and found it’s pretty good. Children can work on their own schedule, their own rhythm. Now, it’s become very mainstream.”
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12,000 estudiantes abandonan las escuelas de Broward mientras continúa la pandemia
Publicado el 19 de septiembre de 2021 en Sun Sentinel Noticias del Sur de Florida
Este artículo destaca la educación en el hogar como un factor que contribuye a la reducción significativa de estudiantes de escuelas públicas en el Condado de Broward en el sur de Florida. Según el artículo, si bien muchos estudiantes se mudaron a otros estados u otras partes de Florida, 717 niños reciben educación en el hogar. El artículo continúa afirmando que en 2020, el número de niños que reciben educación en el hogar “aumentó a 143,431 en el estado, un aumento de más de 37,316, mientras que los niños educados en el hogar en este condado aumentó de 2,000 a 8,782 el año pasado”.
En esta historia, el fundador y presidente de Time4Learning, John Edelson, declaró: “La educación a distancia fue muy dolorosa para muchos estudiantes. Les costó mucho ponerse frente a una computadora y prestar atención todo el día, por eso muchos intentaron la educación en el hogar “. La gente lo probó y descubrió que es bastante bueno. Los niños pueden trabajar en su propio horario, su propio ritmo. Ahora, se ha vuelto muy común “.
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Mom says she decided to homeschool her daughters due to health concerns
Published on Sept. 17 on Spectrum News 1
In this insightful news article, Spectrum News 1 reports on how North Carolina students and families are homeschooling in record numbers. According to this article, “In 2021, The North Carolina Department of Administration estimated 179,900 students were enrolled in homeschool, a major increase from 2019’s 142,037, which was the last full school year uninterrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Parents such as Jody Sitton, a mother of two, and a Time4Learning member, are finding homeschooling to be a more flexible and effective learning option. Thanks to homeschooling, the Sittons are able to spend more time outdoors tending to their honey beehives, and applying this hands-on activity to academic learning.
“Yeah, I really like it cause then I have a change of scenery, and I can sit outside or I can sit inside, or I can sit wherever I want. So, that’s nice, I like that,” Skyler Sitton said. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
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Parents Choosing Homeschooling Due to Pandemic
Published on Sept. 8 on wyff4.com
This article highlights the growing movement to homeschool children during the pandemic, and Time4Learning’s expanding presence in the homeschool space. Like many parents concerned with COVID-19 and shifting max mandates, Sarah Evans decided to homeschool her 9-year-old fourth-grader this year with Time4Learning as her curriculum. According to the article, while Sarah is an educator with deep knowledge of teaching, any parent can homeschool as long as they have tools, resources, and a curriculum that works by their side.
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