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. … Read More

November 18, 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. Read More

November 15, 2022
Here’s why parents say they’re homeschooling their children – and what the government can do to help

As the nation continues to see increased interest in homeschooling, many experts say removing institutional barriers and obstacles have helped fuel that growth. “The movement to reduce regulatory… Read More

November 7, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
Home School Legal Defense Association comes to aid of Florida family, challenges public school rigmarole

When a Florida family received an email from the local public school claiming their homeschooled daughter was enrolled as a full-time student, they were shocked.   “A month… Read More

October 31, 2022
Missouri homeschool family battles intimidation from school and law enforcement officer over optional paperwork

A homeschool mom in Missouri has faced threats from a uniformed police officer that she would be “charged with criminal neglect” if she refused to sign a declaration of… Read More

October 21, 2022
U.S. homeschool population exceeds 3 million for 2021-2022 school year 

The number of families homeschooling is above 3 million, according to estimates released this month by the National Home Education Research Institute.  Researchers used… Read More

October 3, 2022
This rural Florida homeschool co-op found out: If you build it, they will come

(reimaginED) – Sandra Shoffner dreamed of starting a homeschool co-op, but she never imagined the reception it would get when it finally happened. Dozens of parents attended the first open… Read More

September 26, 2022
Homeschools, Legislation
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… Read More

September 19, 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… Read More

September 16, 2022
Homeschools, Public Education
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… Read More

September 8, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
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… Read More

September 8, 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… Read More

September 6, 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… Read More

August 30, 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… Read More

August 25, 2022
Homeschools, Legislation
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… Read More

August 17, 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… Read More

July 22, 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… Read More

July 20, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
Homeschool workshop to answer parents’ questions, equip them with tools and confidence

Midwest Parent Educators As more families choose homeschooling over public school, a Kansas City-area workshop can help them consider their options and explore local… Read More

July 12, 2022
Here’s what success in homeschooling looks like, according to this 12-year veteran  

What does success in homeschooling look like? Simple, says Christina Perry.  “Success looks like my kids growing up to be who God makes them to be,” the… Read More

June 28, 2022
Five ways homeschool families can find educational savings  

If you’re new to homeschooling near Kansas City (and beyond!), you may be wondering how to save money as you educate your children.  Here are five tips… Read More

June 22, 2022