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The New One-Room School: Pandemic Learning Pods

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Some Connecticut school districts across the state are getting ready to reopen their doors, but with coronavirus cases rising across the country, more parents are considering keeping children at home, 

Online learning continues to come with a lot of roadblocks and technical issues for parents, students and teachers. So what is the alternative? How can students get a quality education while still staying safe?

This hour, we talk about all the challenges and opportunities that come with homeschooling pods. We talk to a former teacher working to put together homeschool pods for parents in Connecticut. We also hear from a homeschool critic, to tell us what parents should keep in mind if they are opting to keep their child at home this year. 

Are you considering homeschooling your child or joining a learning pod? We want to hear from you.


  • L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy - Associate Professor, Sociology of Education at NYU
  • Tia Miller - owner of Youth & Educational Consultant at Creativista Charm LLC.
  • Elizabeth Bartholet - Morris Wasserstein Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Tess is a senior producer for the Connecticut Public news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She enjoys writing micro poetry and growing herbs.
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