Learning pods, microschools and more: Parents seek options, innovation amid pandemic

Elyse Marcellino:

World-changing events like the coronavirus pandemic have often upended norms and out of necessity made way for reforms not previously thought possible – or not thought of at all.

Traditional schools suddenly had to think about how to deliver an academic program online.

Newer options like learning pods and microschools surged. Virtual schools and their flexibility became more attractive, as did tutoring services. Favorability toward homeschooling rose.