My neighbor recently opted out of “Zoom schooling.” In March 2021, after a year of remote schooling and a slow move to a hybrid classroom model, this mom was fed up with the low quality of education her daughter was receiving from the public school system. So, she decided to take advantage of other options. She unenrolled her child from the district school and registered her as a homeschooler, with plans for private school in the fall. A couple of weeks later, another neighbor did the same thing.
I don’t know about you, but I feel a bit overwhelmed by all the links I’m being sent by various groups — virtual meetings, Zoom appointments, suggested websites, etc. I know that everyone wants to help, and I am appreciative of the attempt everyone is making to continue to be connected virtually to our jobs, groups, and families. However, it is a lot to keep track of. There is so much online material…
Following the porn- and vulgarity-profuse debacle of Fairfax County Public Schools’ quickly-scuttled attempt to inaugurate distance learning this week, parents should be asking one question: Why, after more than a month, is there still no coherent and workable plan in place…
On Tuesday, county schools finally attempted to reopen online. Chaos ensued. Technical issues locked many students out. Other students who could access their virtual classrooms reportedly faced extreme profanity and harassment.
Ultimately, FCPS decided to cancel instruction for yet another week
How to Fill the Educational Void Left by Fairfax County Public Schools
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On March 13, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak; and Governor Northam’s March 30 stay-at-home order has closed all schools in Virginia for the remainder of the academic year. One month into the coronavirus outbreak, FCPS has left parents wondering why one of the “top school districts in the country” is failing to lead the way in distance learning
Virginia schools have closed through the end of the school year, and work will not be graded. If you find the kids are uninspired by the remote schoolwork, help them instead explore a new topic with some free online options. Online school K12 has offered free access to more than 17,000 eBook collection called Big Universe through June. The Fairfax County library also has many e-books, magazines, and movies available online
I’ve been a homeschooling parent for six whole months now, after pulling two of my three kids out of public school at the end of the 2018-19 school year. But my oldest, who successfully argued for completing his final two years at public school, is now on the COVID-19 hiatus along with his sisters