Pandemic pods. Microschools. Quaranteams.
These are just a few of the terms used to describe the latest effort by American families to navigate their children’s education this fall as the coronavirus pandemic complicates the school year.
The concept involves kids at or around the same education level gathering in person in small groups led or supervised by volunteer parents, hired teachers or nannies. Ideas on education bubbles sprouted when many school districts announced they will return virtually without reopening campuses.
The ultimate goal? To ensure children receive their education with the socialization necessary for proper development and learning while maintaining