At-Home Learning, When Home Is in Ashes

The last time Blandí Rodas walked out the door of her mobile home in Talent, Ore., school was the primary thought on her mind. All summer her 7-year old daughter, Kailyn, had talked of nothing else. She couldn’t wait to see her friends — even if it was just through a screen. After months of anticipation, online-only classes were to commence the next day.

“She was so excited to go back to school,” said Rodas, 36. “She always looked at the calendar, saying, ‘Mommy, when we’re gonna go back to school?’”

On the morning of September 8, Kailyn stayed at home while her mother and 11-year-old sister, Evelyn, went to Talent Middle School to pick up a Chromebook lent to her by the school district to assist with distance learning. Then Rodas took off for her job at a local retirement community, leaving the two girls at home with their

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Announces New Family-Friendly Online Environment to Support Caregivers in At-Home Learning | News

BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Learning Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today introduced Family Room™, a brand new, family-friendly online space that supports diverse teaching environments and makes at-home learning more manageable for families and caregivers using HMH solutions. Family Room provides an intuitive, ever-growing library of on-demand resources created with parents in mind, to provide families with engaging, practical recommendations with no teaching background required so that all caregivers can help their children thrive.

As schools and families across the country are navigating remote, in-person and hybrid learning environments this fall, much of the instructional burden has been placed on parents. Over half of K-12 caregivers say they are actively teaching skills to their children, as HMH found in a survey conducted earlier this year. Within this new framework of primarily digital instruction, HMH seeks to streamline communication and strengthen relationships between educators and families to create a

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Frog Street Offers Extensive “At-Home Learning” Resources to Help Children Stay Engaged in New Hybrid Learning Environments

DALLAS, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Frog Street, a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions, has launched multiple new platforms and resources to help early childhood educators and parents navigate the new hybrid at-home learning scenarios for children ages 3 to 5. The extensive set of resources range from daily, interactive lessons and activities to a standards-based, research-validated application with more than 11,000 high-quality online learning activities.

“We recognize learning at home poses unique challenges in early education, from attention spans to screen time, so we developed new tools and a broad array of high-quality content to support a variety of instructional settings,” commented Ron Chase, Frog Street CEO. “The goal of Frog Street’s At-Home Learning program is to help children stay engaged and continue progressing using comprehensive online resources that align with and reinforce our curriculum used in the classroom.”

Frog Street’s At-Home Learning includes the following

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