Responding to 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.
CRHE is in the process of developing several exciting new resources, including a home educator’s course for new homeschooling parents and a curriculum collection that will provide parents with low-cost and free resources, as well as information on grade-level guidelines. These resources will be available to both parents homeschooling autonomously and families engaged in distance learning through their child’s school.
If you are looking for educational resources to use with children at home, including links to virtual museum tours and web cams, click here.
If you are considering withdrawing your children from school to homeschool them autonomously, click here to visit our webpage for homeschooling parents.
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?