Shanxi Omoniyi


Shanxi Omoniyi is a staff writer for The Lion. She also serves as Online Content Director at Midwest Parent Educators (MPE), a nonprofit organization serving thousands of homeschool families not…

Public schools are making unwarranted contact with homeschool families. Here’s how parents are defending their rights

When Virginia mom Olivia Knapp decided to homeschool her 10-year-old daughter during the spring semester, she did all her research beforehand. She delivered the necessary paperwork to her… Read More

May 16, 2023
As public schools fail to address students’ needs, more parents turn to alternatives

Katie Mathews knew her stepson, Ryley, was struggling in public school. But she had no idea how much help he needed until he joined their family when he was… Read More

May 8, 2023
Boys are struggling in schools. Maybe the one-size-fits-all education system is the problem

When sharing the experience of homeschooling her now 15-year-old stepson, Ryley, Katie Mathews doesn’t hesitate to use the D-word: discipline. “When we first got custody, he seemed like… Read More

May 5, 2023
Christian Schools
After Christian school resource officer’s tragic death, brother takes his place with ‘opportunity to follow his legacy’

Tragedy struck Oklahoma Christian School when its school resource officer, Jeremy McCain, died in March after an accident on campus. But his family’s legacy didn’t end there. Daniel… Read More

May 3, 2023
Homeschools, Legislation
Homeschool group takes learning outside for thousands of children

In just five years, a homeschool group in Texas grew from three to over 3,000 students across six different states – thanks to a little research and initiative from… Read More

April 25, 2023