When public health concerns about the pandemic hit Georgia in early March, many parents temporarily transitioned their children to various learning-at-home modalities.
Cheryl Fields-Smith, an associate professor in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s department of educational theory and practice, said the number of children being homeschooled has skyrocketed in the past decade. In addition, she’s seen a dramatic increase in homeschooling inquiries due to COVID-19. Because of these increases, Fields-Smith co-founded Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars. The organization is a research and education group committed to documenting the lived experiences of Black homeschooling families.
Read the full story on the University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education website.