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
Upcoming ‘Heartland Hybrid and Microschools Summit’ in Kansas City set to grow education freedom movement

If education is the final frontier in American freedom, its pioneers and homesteaders are meeting in Kansas City next weekend to map the open prairie and help each other plant… Read More

September 15, 2023
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
Microschools continue to be a popular alternative for families seeking a better education for their children

Microschools and learning pods are growing so popular for families around the country, they have received national media attention. These learning environments tend to be smaller… Read More

September 7, 2023
‘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
Former public school educators turning to homeschooling and microschooling

Parents and educators alike are abandoning traditional public schools in favor of alternative models such as homeschooling and microschooling, finding they better serve students unique needs.   Six months into the… Read More

August 29, 2023
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
Homeschool, private school students begin applying to play public school sports in Kansas

(The Sentinel) – Applications for non-public school students to participate in public school activities began on Aug. 1 and so far, concerns schools would face a flood of homeschool or… Read More

August 10, 2023
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
Homeschool nonprofit celebrates Ohio’s new law eliminating ‘common conflicts between parents, schools’

Ohio has become the latest state to ease homeschooling requirements after the governor signed a new law July 4. “By simplifying the law, the sources of many common conflicts between… Read More

July 11, 2023
New laws expand homeschool freedoms, parental rights in Texas

Homeschool families in Texas are celebrating new laws that increase educational opportunities and freedoms for students and their parents. Stephanie Lambert, executive director of the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC),… Read More

July 3, 2023
From homeschooled to top college golf prospect, Junior Player of the Year credits her family’s support

Homeschool student Sophie Stevens was again named the Junior Girls’ Player of the Year by the Golf Association of Michigan and has signed to play golf for the University of… Read More

June 30, 2023
Homeschool family defends rights to dual-enrollment programs for high school students

Thanks to dual enrollment, many homeschool students don’t need to graduate high school before taking college-level courses. Some can even complete college degrees while still in their teens. For example,… Read More

June 26, 2023
Nonprofit fights discrimination against diplomas issued to homeschool high school graduates

A substitute public school teacher in Missouri and a correctional officer in Texas recently experienced discrimination in their careers on account of being homeschooled. Both graduated with homeschool high school… Read More

June 22, 2023
Homeschooled student, also a CEO, earns Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at 19

Homeschool graduate Tanishq Mathew Abraham has a lot to celebrate. The 19-year-old CEO just completed his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. “Wouldn’t have done it without the love and support of… Read More

June 15, 2023
Public Education
Homeschool students allowed to participate in public school activities next year

(The Sentinel) – Noelle Friese is excited for her children in the homeschool she runs with her husband. After moving to Kansas a year ago with her husband Mathew, who… Read More

June 14, 2023
Homeschool father, conservative leader shares concerns over public schools: ‘Calcified in opposition to God’

Abraham Hamilton III and his wife chose to homeschool their six children after researching the history of U.S. public education. “We did not just arrive where we are accidentally,” Hamilton… Read More

June 13, 2023
Public school is ‘like a death march’: Parents talk about the switch to homeschooling and hybrid models

Leigh Cline of San Francisco began homeschooling after she saw issues in the public school system firsthand during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of her daughters has learning difficulties, but instead… Read More

June 6, 2023
Homeschool workshop, used curriculum sale to equip parents for next school year

Families interested in homeschooling often cite two challenges in starting: trying to find local resources, as well as choosing curriculum. However, the Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) nonprofit plans… Read More

May 17, 2023
Public schools are making unwarranted contact with homeschool families. Here’s how parents are defending their rights

When Virginia mom Olivia Knapp decided to homeschool her 10-year-old daughter during the spring semester, she did all her research beforehand. She delivered the necessary paperwork to her… Read More

May 16, 2023