Tracking down students who have disappeared from class

DETROIT — Principal Jacqueline Dungey was searching for one of her kindergartners.

She’d called every number she had for his family. She’d sent urgent notes to his parents. She’d reached out to a social worker who’d worked with his family in the past.

But more than a month after the coronavirus threat forced the New Paradigm Loving Academy in Detroit to move its classes online, the little boy, Legend, hadn’t been in touch with his teachers. His family had not shown up for the meals the school distributes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No one seemed to know where he was.

Dungey was determined to find him.

“I just wanted to make sure he was safe,” she said.

Legend was among about a dozen Loving students who went missing in the weeks after COVID-19 began battering this community. Panic, sickness and death sent many Detroiters into financial and emotional turmoil, scattering

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When coronavirus closed schools, some Detroit students went missing from class. These educators had to find them.

DETROIT — Principal Jacqueline Dungey was searching for one of her kindergartners.

She’d called every number she had for his family. She’d sent urgent notes to his parents. She’d reached out to a social worker who’d worked with his family in the past.

But more than a month after the coronavirus threat forced the New Paradigm Loving Academy in Detroit to move its classes online, the little boy, Legend, hadn’t been in touch with his teachers. His family had not shown up for the meals the school distributes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No one seemed to know where he was.

Dungey was determined to find him.

“I just wanted to make sure he was safe,” she said.

Legend was among about a dozen Loving students who went missing in the weeks after COVID-19 began battering this community. Panic, sickness and death sent many Detroiters into financial and emotional turmoil, scattering

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Free online resources to help with homeschooling

Solidarity to any parents who are home schooling and find themselves struggling to provide interesting, educational and absorbing things for their children to do, day after day.

Thankfully the internet exists and is one of the best places to look when it comes to educating your children at home.

There are thousands of websites all geared towards helping children of all ages to learn everything from maths and languages to art, yoga and mindfulness.

We have rounded up the best websites for your children to learn from.

We chose sites which were easy to navigate, offered activities to do at home which supported the teaching, were interesting to parents as well and would ensure little brains were fully engaged for at least 30 minutes or so.

Within our selection there are sites which cater to all ages and stages – including parents!

Some sites were dedicated to one discipline or

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