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7 Key Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Education Options

As parents across southern Nevada struggle to find an education that does a good job meeting their children’s needs, COVID-19 has made things worse — much worse. In this ailing economy, parents who can go to work need to. Parents able to work at home struggle to balance their work responsibilities with the heavy-lift it...

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This Working Family Is Figuring Out How To Tackle Education at Home

This Working Family Is Figuring Out How To Tackle Education at Home

Alicia and her husband both work full-time, so they just can’t homeschool. That’s why… wait, what? But how? Turns out that being a dual-income household doesn’t mean you can’t try home-based learning options. In fact, for the Kiovsky family, working and schooling doesn’t feel much different than working and parenting … and it shouldn’t because...

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What this mom would tell the world about microschools

What this mom would tell the world about microschools

Dear Moms and Dads, We are all dealing with this new “normal” when it comes to education—go easy on yourself! Pod learning, microschooling, or homeschooling maybe isn’t everyone’s bag, but the best thing I’ve learned since the pandemic began is that it’s empowering to teach somebody, well . . . something! So I hope this...

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Maintaining Your Mom-Clique During the Pandemic

Maintaining Your Mom-Clique During the Pandemic

Exactly two full weeks into the new school year I got approximately two dozen emails and countless texts from my “mom friends.” We’re all struggling with the same thing: getting our kids to feel normal in the least normal year ever. But, as the Rosé gives way to Pinot on our weekly video calls, the conversations have become more...

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This Single Dad Is Embracing Being the Teacher

This Single Dad Is Embracing Being the Teacher

As fall approached, 10-year-old Henry sat with his dad, Sean, on the front porch. “I’m sure I want to do remote learning.” Sean listened and was thankful the decision came so easily for Henry. Sean empowered his son to make the choice about how he wanted to learn. And for Henry, this meant the opportunity...

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Debunking Nontraditional Education Stereotypes

Debunking Nontraditional Education Stereotypes

Despite pervasive stereotypes casting nontraditional/homeschooled kids as odd, awkward, and antisocial, today’s home learners have far fewer difficulties in building healthy friendships than they did in the past. Why? Well, apart from being a supremely antiquated stereotype, it’s also true that the halls of every traditional brick-and-mortar school is full of socially awkward kids. Maybe...

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A working mom tackles at-home learning options.

A working mom tackles at-home learning options.

The number of parents and caregivers exploring alternatives to traditional “big box” schooling, either because of COVID-19 or a host of other more established issues, has skyrocketed in recent months. Some recent polling suggests that we should expect as many as eight million new homeschoolers—and that doesn’t even count private, charter, and other alternative models. Even teachers are looking for alternative...