Homeschool

Homeschool, School Choice January 17th, 2023

‘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, and I’ve been mentoring them,” said Keaton, owner of The Little Green Schoolhouse in Olathe, Kansas. “It’s interesting that we’re going back to that one-room schoolhouse model that…
Homeschool January 16th, 2023

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 Education Coalition of Kansas (CHECK) is planning its Homeschool Capitol Day on Feb. 2 in Topeka. Missouri’s Families for Home Education (FHE) is planning its Homeschool Day at…
Homeschool December 28th, 2022

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 achievement of homeschooling families in 2023. “We continue to see increasing attacks on homeschooling and our freedoms,” says Homeschool Freedom, which is leading the initiative. “We know that…
Homeschool December 20th, 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 placed second in T-shirt design and third for overall achievement in a regional championship this month in Colorado. “This is our first year coaching, and my husband said all…
Homeschool, Public Education December 14th, 2022

Mother who pulled kids out of public school to homeschool says results are ‘amazing’

A Texas mom is reporting significant improvements in her children’s academic performance after pulling them out of the public elementary school where they were exposed to inappropriate sex and gender education. “The advances in reading have been amazing,” Tara Carter told Fox News. Carter pulled three of her kids – a kindergartner and twin first-graders –…
Current Events, Homeschool December 5th, 2022

Homeschool students campaign for Ted Budd, helping him win North Carolina U.S. Senate race

North Carolina just elected its newest U.S. senator in businessman, former U.S. representative and homeschool father Ted Budd. But when it came to persuading voters, Budd received help from a group of nearly 90 homeschool students who are part of Generation Joshua, a youth outreach branch of the Home School Legal Defense Association. The youth program…
Homeschool, School Choice December 2nd, 2022

School choice could expand to nearly all students in Ohio if bill passes

(The Center Square) – School choice options in Ohio could expand to nearly every student if a new bill works its way quickly through the Ohio Legislature during the lame duck session. Senate Bill 368, introduced by Sen. Sandra O’Brien, R-Rome, earlier this week, would eliminate income thresholds currently attached to the state’s school voucher program and…
Homeschool, Parents November 30th, 2022

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 Schoolhouse in Kansas City, Missouri, says to families who may feel overwhelmed about a mid-year withdrawal. Her Christian Montessori school has part-time and full-time enrollment options, and she says most…
Current Events, Homeschool November 18th, 2022

After strip-searching a couple’s six homeschooled children ‘without cause,’ Kentucky Child Protective Services pays $515,000

Child Protective Services officials in Kentucky have paid $515,000 to a homeschool family to settle a court case involving a strip-search of all six children in their home.  The settlement comes five years after a CPS investigator and sheriff’s deputy subjected the children of Josiah and Holly Curry to a harrowing strip-search in 2017 after threatening…
Homeschool November 15th, 2022

Kansas parents explain the homeschooling surge

(The Sentinel) – K-12 schools in Kansas have lost more than 10,000 students since the beginning of the pandemic, and homeschooling registrations have more than tripled during that period. Parents, concerned with issues such as safety, curriculum, regulations, and declining student achievement, are pulling their children out of public schools and taking on the responsibility and challenge…