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Neither Home Nor Quite School: 'Micro-School' In Rogue Valley

Jason Kasper, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4067638

It would take a miracle for all K-12 students to start the school year in their classrooms. COVID-19 restrictions will force at least some students to learn from home, at least some of the time.

But that's not a binary, home or school. There are third choices, including the "micro-school" concept being touted by Rogue Valley Educational Services.

Founder/teacher Eric Peterson can accommodate up to 15 kids in grades 2 through 8, using curriculum provided by their schools. We pick Eric Peterson's brain about the concept and its creation.

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