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…

National study to measure homeschoolers’ academic performance

Testing homeschool students to see how they compare to their public school peers? Bring it on, say the organizers of a nationwide study aiming to measure the academic… Read More

December 28, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Parents fought against 4-day school weeks in Missouri, but their district switched anyway: ‘A crisis on our hands’

The Independence, Missouri school district’s decision to switch to a four-day school week next fall has only intensified the rift between parents and public education.  Even as… Read More

December 21, 2022
Want your child to thrive in STEM? Consider homeschooling

Homeschool students are facing off against their public-school peers in U.S. robotics contests, and they are winning. The “Family Instructors of the Northern Suburbs” Christian homeschool team… Read More

December 20, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Active-shooter drills for preschoolers raise concerns among parents, pediatricians. ‘My kid’s safety is my job’

As acts of violence continue to rise in public schools, many districts have instituted active-shooter drills to help children prepare for crisis situations. However, pediatricians and parents question… Read More

December 7, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
Homeschool programs, hybrid options encourage mid-year signups

It’s never too late to pull your children from public school – even in December and beyond. That’s what Angie Hoffman, founder of The Hearth Room… Read More

November 30, 2022