In Los Angeles, a tiny school lets young people direct their own education
From the outside, the headquarters of Alcove Learning looks like any small home in the largely Latino Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. Flanked by similar houses and located among varied storefronts and restaurants, this self-directed learning center for teens and tweens offers young people the freedom to direct their own education. It is part...
By Kerry McDonald | October 31, 2023
Analysis — Not-back-to-school time for homeschoolers: As support systems strengthen, more families embrace new approach to education
It’s back-to-school time across America, but millions of families have stepped away from a traditional classroom. Instead, they have chosen to stick with homeschooling, an option that grew in popularity during COVID school closures and has remained above pre-pandemic levels ever since. “COVID put things under a microscope,” said Amber Okolo-Ebube, a Texas homeschooling mother....
By Kerry McDonald | September 28, 2023