Homeschools
Christian Schools, Homeschools
KC-based nonprofit plans to help full-time working parents with homeschool

Rhonda McAfee thought her homeschool journey had ended when the last of her three children completed high school. “When my youngest son graduated, I thought I… Read More

April 5, 2022
Culture, Homeschools, Legislation
It was once criminal ‘subterfuge’: Previous generations discuss early history of KC-area homeschooling

Some 40 years after they made history, several families in the Kansas City area are publicly sharing their memories of homeschooling before its legal status was recognized. Read More

April 1, 2022
Homeschools, Legislation
From homesteading to homeschooling: How one northeast Missouri family is blazing its own trail

Shannon Slee may not have known she would end up being a homeschooling, homesteading mom of five children – but she did know that her family someday would… Read More

March 22, 2022
Homeschools
Homeschool association seeks to end discriminatory practices for college placement exams

Preparing to take college placement exams such as the ACT or PSAT? You may face trouble if you’re a homeschool student. That’s the conclusion of Home… Read More

March 2, 2022
Homeschools
KC-area homeschool conference to offer curriculum options, educational resources

As the number of homeschooling families increases nationwide, support groups and organizations are stepping up to help parents explore this alternative education option. Read More

March 1, 2022
Culture, Homeschools
West Virginia education savings accounts are worth fighting for

Editor’s note: In this commentary from West Virginia education choice activist and reimaginED guest blogger Jamie Buckland, the mother of four explains why her state’s Hope Scholarship program positively impacts… Read More

February 24, 2022
Homeschools, Legislation
Some lawmakers in this state want a new government commission to regulate homeschooling

Do homeschooling parents need government minders? Though the homeschool community in Maryland has continued to flourish for decades without the government’s help, Maryland Delegate Sheila Ruth… Read More

February 24, 2022
Christian Schools, Homeschools, Legislation
Florida senate bill could shut door to college credit for private school and homeschool students

Last year, private school families celebrated legislation that created a $15.5 million state fund to cover the costs of private school students who participated in dual enrollment programs that allowed… Read More

February 17, 2022
Christian Schools, Homeschools, Public Education
Are Christian-schooled kids sheltered – or is it public school students?

Are Christian-schooled and homeschooled students sheltered from the “real” world – or are they merely being well-prepared to face it? In many ways it’s both, those… Read More

February 16, 2022
Homeschools, Legislation
Iowa Republicans propose scholarship program for students in private, public, or homeschool

(Mary Stroka | The Center Square) – Several Iowa Republicans proposed Tuesday a new scholarship program beginning in July 2023 for students in competent private instruction (homeschooling), private, and public schools. Read More

February 3, 2022
Homeschools
Homeschooling numbers surge in Virginia during pandemic and public education conflict

After two years of extraordinary growth, approximately 62,000 homeschool families in Virginia now represent about 5 percent of the state’s total public school enrollment – one of the… Read More

February 2, 2022
Homeschools
School closures led many to homeschool: here are the numbers

When public schools moved to full remote instruction within a given state, the proportion of households that homeschooled jumped by at least 2.3 percent according to a… Read More

February 1, 2022
Homeschools
Families who chose to homeschool during pandemic are sticking with it

Homeschooling in the United States experienced dramatic growth over the past two years, fueled by parental dissatisfaction with public schools, as has been widely reported. Read More

January 24, 2022
Homeschools
Op-Ed: Homeschooling will boom long after COVID-19

(Lance Izumi | The Center Square) – Student enrollment in public schools has nosedived as parent disgust with school COVID-19 policies, student learning losses, and controversial education policies has gone through… Read More

January 7, 2022
Homeschools
Homeschooling trends up across U.S. demographics

Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that during the pandemic, homeschool rates significantly increased in the United States—increases seen across demographics. Read More

December 28, 2021
Homeschools
Harvard study finds homeschoolers become healthy, happy, virtuous adults

A recent study by Harvard researchers has cast doubt on common misconceptions about homeschool students, particularly concerning their lives after graduation. The study was released amidst… Read More

December 21, 2021
Christian Schools, Homeschools
Former Kansas City Chiefs player leads Springfield homeschool football team to 5th national championship

(Ben Cain | The Heartlander) – Springfield’s Lighthouse Christian Chargers football team has won their 5th National Homeschool Football Association (NHFA) championship under 2nd-year head coach and former Kansas City Chiefs… Read More

December 13, 2021
Homeschools, Public Education
Education Experts Eye Declines In Kindergarten Enrollment: Will Students Return to Public Schools?

COVID disruptions to the 2020-2021 school year caused changes in the US education system that will have long lasting effects. One of those changes – a significant decline… Read More

November 19, 2021
Homeschools
This farm sprouted a homeschool co-op – and a peek into the future

(reimaginED) – The Kirby Family Farm isn’t a farm in the usual sense, even if it does produce a few acres of hay and peanuts now and then. It is… Read More

November 10, 2021
Homeschools
Learning pods and homeschool co-ops: New twists on old ideas

Since COVID-19, learning pods or micro-schools have exploded in the education world as an increasingly attractive alternative to the existing public school system. After all, if… Read More

November 5, 2021