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…

Homeschools
Kansas, Missouri families plan Homeschool Capitol Days

Homeschooling parents in the Kansas City area don’t take their freedoms for granted – which is why they’re planning a visit to their legislators for a friendly reminder. The Christian… Read More

January 24, 2024
Public Education
Study: Minnesota schools fail students with ‘financial mismanagement,’ declining academics

Public schools in Minnesota aren’t underfunded, but they encourage wasteful spending while their students fail basic academic tests, a recent study concludes. The study began through a collaboration with former… Read More

January 10, 2024
Homeschools
Kansas City homeschool students to learn economics through simulated mini-economy field trip

Teaching children complex subjects such as business skills can intimidate homeschool parents, especially if they don’t have any firsthand experience. Fortunately, group field trips to places like the School of… Read More

January 8, 2024
Homeschools
‘Encouragement Day’ to support homeschool moms: ‘They’re not on this path alone’

Many modern-day moms may think homeschooling is challenging, but they may not know it was once considered illegal. The featured speaker for the upcoming Midwest Parent Educators (MPE)… Read More

December 26, 2023
Homeschools
Former public-school teachers plant new homeschool chapter of national ag program FFA in Nebraska

A new chapter of a national agricultural program has unlocked more opportunities for Nebraskan homeschool students previously unable to join. From its launch in September 2022, the Nebraska Agriculture Academy… Read More

December 21, 2023