Providing Resources during COVID-19
The Coalition for Responsible Home Education’s mission is to empower homeschooled children by educating the public and advocating for child-centered, evidence-based policy and practices for families and professionals. During COVID-19 school closures, CRHE is supporting educators and child welfare workers with research and data, and supporting parents, students, and families with information, resources, and encouragement.
“Where do I start? I’ve never planned my child’s curriculum before.”
“How do I know if my child is really learning what she needs to learn?”
“What skills do I need to be an effective teacher?”
At the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, we hear questions like these all the time. Many new homeschooling parents want to provide a quality education for their children but aren’t sure where to start. A growing number of parents are turning to homeschooling for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet this need, we’ve created an online course that will answer these questions and more. Our goal is to give YOU the tools you need to homeschool your children in a way that is memorable, positive, and effective.
We bring together educational resources and informational articles geared toward parents caring for school-aged children at home, whether these parents are engaging in distance learning or autonomous homeschooling. Our page is designed with parents whose children physically attended school previous to the COVID-19 pandemic in mind.
This is a scary time for everyone and a lot of things are uncertain. It’s reasonable to be worried about how this is going to impact your future goals and plans. No one has all of the answers yet, including us, but we do have some pointers to help you do the best you can during school closures and beyond.
For Professional Educators
We created a white paper aimed at helping teachers and administrators grappling with distance learning and school closures. We centered our white paper on a simple question: How can research on homeschooling and online learning assist educators working to implement distance learning due to COVID-19 school closures?
For Child Welfare Workers
We created a white paper designed to help social workers and other professionals who are working to support students during COVID-19 school closures. We centered our white paper on a simple question: How can our experience advocating for maltreated children who are isolated due to homeschooling inform and support professionals who are working to support students during COVID-19 school closures?