At-Home Schooling: Challenges, Resources, New Ways Of Thinking


On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll discuss homeschooling challenges and resources, including questions some younger state residents might have.

Concerns over coronavirus has schools in West Virginia closed until at least April 30. And in Jefferson County, schools are closed for the rest of the academic year. As a result, thousands of kids throughout the state are staying home and attending school in new ways. 

Our Eastern Panhandle reporter Liz McCormick explores some of the resources available to help West Virginia’s kids and their families succeed.

Like many people across the state and around the globe, a lot of us here at West Virginia Public Broadcasting are working from home – including our education reporter Glynis Board.

She’s working from home, and so is her 7-year-old son. For him, that means emailed school assignments and meeting teachers and classmates online every day.

Glynis and her son Brynn are lucky to have reliable internet access, and the switch from in-class to at-home learning was drastic and fast. Glynis met up online with the head of her son’s school, Elizabeth Hofreuter. A graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Hofreuter has been leading Wheeling Country Day School, a private school in the Northern Panhandle, for 11 years and offers insight on how Coronavirus is challenging traditional schools of thought.

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