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Homeschooling Lessons From a Traveling Family

Eight months before the COVID-19 outbreak, this Mountain View family traveled to 41 countries over 54 weeks while homeschooling the kids. What they learned can help you!

Starting School Healthy in a Pandemic

Mask-wearing, check-ups and other important health topics for starting the new school year.

Are Pandemic Pods the School Solution?

Known as pandemic pods, micro schools, learning bubbles and other names, do-it-yourself small groups of learners have rapidly taken off as most Bay Area schools are returning to class online. But the pods have also come under fire. Here's why.
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How to Support Your Child This School Year

Our Dear Teacher columnists offer advice on how to make the most of online learning.

Creating Your At-Home Classroom

Learn more about the role of sensory development in the classroom and find tips for how to set up a classroom at home that helps with online learning challenges.

Models for California School Re-Opening

In "Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools," the California Department of Education provides some suggestions for on-site school schedules with social distancing and safety in mind.
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What's the Plan for Schools Reopening?

Families across the Bay Area have different concerns and needs. This is one reason why schools are struggling with plans to reopen. Here's what we may be seeing.

Must-Have Products for the Coming School Year

Get prepared for the new school year – however it looks – with these new products by local companies.

10 Tips for Distance Learning Success

With the likelihood that many students will have at least some distance learning this school year, parents need to prepare for how to best support their children’s learning at home. Common Sense Media offers the following advice.

Better Distance Learning This Fall

The report card is in on last spring’s remote learning during coronavirus school closures, and the results are dismal. How can we do better?

Preventing Eye Conditions Caused by Screen Time

COVID-19 has forced many kids to spend more time on computers. Learn how to protect their vision.

Don't Stress About Academics

Panicked about schools being closed for the year? One expert advises that less is more for at-home learning.
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