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Resources for educating children at home

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Yesterday (Friday, April 17), Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas public schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year, with education continuing remotely at home. Many parents feel a new greater responsibility for supporting their children's daily learning. We want to offer some resources that can help.
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Learning resources for parents

Both ESC-20 and the Texas Education Agency are offering sets of resources for parents helping to educate their children at home. And Dallas public television station KERA is offering an At-Home Learning Toolkit with a variety of useful resources.

Don't forget the public library

Although Boerne's Patrick Heath Public Library is closed due to the current situation, its online services are still available. These include the cloudLibrary and Overdrive ebook collections, language learning with Mango Languages, online homework help offered by tutor.com, and much more.

Free Wi-fi

The local telecommunications cooperative, GVTC, is now offering free wi-fi at several locations around our community:
  • Boerne High School
  • Boerne Middle School South
  • Champion High School
  • Fabra Elementary School
  • Hill Country Family Services (118 W Advogt St in Boerne)
  • Kendall Elementary School
Also, the Patrick Heath Public Library offers free wi-fi outside its building, even while closed.

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