In recent weeks, many parents have realized the agonizing truth about school this fall: If it happens in-person, it might not feel safe. And if it happens remotely, it will be inadequate, isolating and unable to provide the child care many working parents need. Desperate for a better solution, parents around the country have started organizing “pandemic pods,” or home schooling pods, for the fall, in which groups of three to 10 students learn together in homes under the tutelage of the children’s parents or a hired teacher.
These pods could provide families with a schooling option that feels safe — yet also allows kids to have fun and build social skills. And, depending on how the pods are set up, they may offer parents a break………………………………………………
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