A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

How Many Days of School Can a Child Miss Before They Start to “Slip Behind”?

More than you might think.

photo: Alison Acheson/author

Many parents are worried about the number of days their children were missing in the spring term, and now for the looming fall. I am writing as a teacher, and as someone who has missed a lot of formal education. And I am writing as someone who has homeschooled the youngest of my three sons…

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Alison Acheson

My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. My newsletter is on Substack: THE UNSCHOOL FOR WRITERS.