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…

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
Homeschooled high-school seniors plan graduation at KC-area church

As 33 seniors at a homeschool nonprofit prepare to graduate, two things make this ceremony different: roses and recorded blessings from parents to their children. The Midwest Parent… Read More

April 17, 2023
Public Education
Missouri’s House budget committee cuts governor’s proposed increases to pre-K funding, child care subsidies

Missouri’s House budget committee made major changes to the state’s spending plan Thursday, which included cutting proposed increases to pre-K funding and child care subsidies. House Budget Committee… Read More

March 24, 2023