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
Agency tries to withdraw adoption subsidy from homeschool family, reverses course after hearing

A Kentucky family’s adoption subsidy came under threat when state officials argued a homeschool program didn’t qualify because it wasn’t “accredited.” Although this term doesn’t exist in the state’s Adoption… Read More

September 18, 2023
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Families take issue with New York policy discriminating against homeschool graduates

When homeschool parents Jeffrey and Tabatha Ludwig applied for an educational letter from the local public school superintendent to help their youngest daughter, they assumed it would be approved, just… Read More

September 11, 2023
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‘Schools are failing according to their own standards,’ says former teacher-in-training turned homeschool advocate

Tim Lieber credits his high school band teacher with helping transform his life – precisely because she worked as much as possible outside the school system. “She never followed any… Read More

August 30, 2023
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Kansas legislators encourage homeschoolers’ participation: ‘You know your child best’

Four legislators from the Kansas House and Senate urged homeschool families to get more involved in the state’s educational policies, even inviting them to testify at legislative committees.  “Legislation does… Read More

August 24, 2023
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U.S. military works to support homeschool families as part of school outreach

Homeschool parents serving in the military may not always know they have free help available – through School Liaison Officers, or SLOs. These officers work through the Child & Youth… Read More

August 2, 2023