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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710b50000The New Classroom is a special reporting series, supported by The Walton Family Foundation, exploring the struggles, changes and innovations in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find reports in this series listed below.

Virtual Home Learning Pods Trending During Pandemic

Stephanie Jones
Five-year old Cricket and her sister Tatum, who is 8, study in their pod classroom at Mt. Sequouyah Center.

This fall semester, more parents with children enrolled in public schools are placing their kids into virtual small-group education pods, private off-campus classrooms facilitated by qualified instructors. Such learning pods for now remain unregulated by districts and the state.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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