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…

Culture, Homeschools
Hundreds of homeschool moms enjoy R & R at KC-area ‘Encouragement Day’

Homeschool moms took a day away from home to meet and support one another at a Kansas City church on Saturday. Organizers of the Women’s Encouragement… Read More

February 6, 2023
Public Education
Missouri governor’s spending spree, including a proposed $56 million on pre-K, raises questions

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson unveiled a number of ambitious spending initiatives in his State of the State speech, including $56 million to expand prekindergarten options which… Read More

January 20, 2023
Homeschools, Legislation
‘I had to get out of the public system.’ Why are some of homeschooling’s biggest advocates former public-school teachers?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, former public school teacher Kellista Keaton has helped colleagues leave for educational alternatives such as homeschooling and micro-schools. “They stepped away from their job,… Read More

January 17, 2023
Homeschools
Homeschool Capitol Days planned for Kansas, Missouri

Homeschool associations in Kansas and Missouri are preparing for a day at the state capitol where families can meet lawmakers and celebrate their educational freedoms. The Christian Home… Read More

January 16, 2023
Christian Schools, Culture
‘We saw four burning school buses’: KC youth group returns from Mexico after violence following arrest of El Chapo’s son

A routine mission trip to Mexico for a KC-area youth group turned into a harrowing escape after the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, son of Joaquín “El… Read More

January 12, 2023