COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and caused us to think about things in different ways, including how we school our children. New data from the Connecticut Department of Education shows more families choosing to homeschool.

“With the change to the distance learning, hybrid learning whatever you want to call it and it is not working for all families. So what really needs to happen here is the needs of the students and the needs of the family have to come first,” Diane Connors, president of the Connecticut Homeschool Network, said.

For thousands of Connecticut families that means homeschooling.

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