Homeschool

Homeschool, School Choice September 19th, 2022

This family needs education choice for all its children, not just some

(reimaginED) – The Hay family represents two compelling education choice stories at once: Education choice works in rural areas, and It’d work even better if everyone had the means to access it. Including everyone in the same family. In the Hays’s case, some of their kids have easier access to learning options than others. Three of…
Homeschool September 16th, 2022

As homeschooling blossoms, N.C.-grown curriculum stands out

One of the world’s top homeschooling curriculums is homegrown right here in North Carolina — and demand for it has only increased since the pandemic, as more families flock to home education. Leigh Bortins created the curriculum Classical Conversations in the 1990s out of a desire to find a community-centered homeschool support group for her own…
Homeschool, Public Education September 8th, 2022

Email chain exposes teachers’ union ‘cloak and dagger’ operation against parents who wanted schools to reopen

A simple clerical error confirmed suspicions that a California teachers’ union was spying on parents who simply wanted their kids to return to school.  In the wake of several contentious battles over school reopening during the pandemic in the San Dieguito Union High School District, a records request for district emails uncovered an email chain revealing…
Homeschool, Parents September 8th, 2022

Homeschool nonprofit counters unlawful challenges to parental freedoms 

A $2,000 bill just to process homeschool paperwork in New York? A threatening letter from a school district in West Virginia, stating that a student would be required to re-enroll in public school for “noncompliance”? In both these instances confronting homeschool families, a nonprofit made all the difference in providing legal advocacy and a quick end…
Homeschool September 6th, 2022

Homeschool families: Consider these fall outings and opportunities in the Kansas City area

From campus visits and field trips to standardized tests and special celebrations, the fall can bring numerous opportunities for homeschoolers in the Kansas City area.  Now that the school year has started, many places that were busier in the summertime may be providing off-season specials that your family can enjoy!  Homeschool Day at Johnson County Community…
General Education, Homeschool August 30th, 2022

North Carolina students leaving for private schools, homeschooling on the rise

(The Center Square) – Recent data from the state’s Division of Non-Public Education provides a snapshot of student enrollment in private and home schools, which remains strong amid public school enrollment declines. A 2022 North Carolina Home School Statistical Summary published last month shows a statewide total of more than 100,000 schools serving 160,528 students in all counties…
Homeschool August 25th, 2022

‘Grow’ event builds community among KC-area homeschool moms

An evening just to meet other moms, get encouragement, and enjoy dinner without any cleanup?  It may not sound like much, but Tuesday’s “Grow: Back To Homeschool” event was perfect for Sarah Anderson, a cancer survivor and former public school educator who is now a homeschool mom.  “I just really want to put myself out there…
Homeschool, School Choice August 17th, 2022

New study: Homeschooling improves children’s ‘social competencies’

New research suggests socialization may be a bigger issue for children in public schools than those who are homeschooled, contrary to popular stereotypes.  A recent study examined the “social competencies” of homeschool children in Israel after the pandemic sparked a huge increase in the number of children being educated at home.  It found that homeschool children “exhibited…
Homeschool July 22nd, 2022

Home education remains a popular option in post-pandemic Florida

(reimaginED) – Families who chose home education during the pandemic not only liked the option, but may have told a few friends. A new report from the Florida Department of Education shows last year’s record setting 35% in the number of Florida families homeschooling their children grew by another 6%. According to the report, home education…
General Education, Homeschool July 20th, 2022

As homeschool numbers rise, nonprofits warn of public-school overreach

Looking to withdraw your children from the public school system? You may face procedural hoops and obstacles that aren’t required by law – and ongoing challenges even after the withdrawal.  This warning comes from several homeschool nonprofits, including the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). The association protects educational freedoms for a growing number of homeschool…