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What are pandemic pods and why are parents interested in them?

What are pandemic pods and why are parents interested in them?
Posted at 5:31 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 17:31:02-04

As children and parents prepare for the first day of school, several families are turning to pandemic pods to keep their loved ones safe while they also learn during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Pandemic pods" or home-schooling pods are becoming a popular trend for parents looking for safe alternatives for their children who will be heading back to school.

According to the New York Times, these pods are for three to 10 students that will learn from home together either being taught by one of the child's parents or a teacher the families have agreed to hire.

Families are wanting their children to feel safe, hence why they are turning to pods. These pods will also allow the kids to have fun and build social skills while being schooled.

To help families navigate, the Facebook group Pandemic Pods was created. Thus far, it has over 29,000 members.

Several websites have popped up that will help families connect with a professional teacher and tutor - Selected, Schoolhouse, and Learning Pods.

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