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Is Hybrid Homeschooling The Wave Of The Future?

Is Hybrid Homeschooling The Wave Of The Future?

Homeschooling is on the rise in America. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, from 1999 to 2012 the number of homeschooled children more than doubled, from 850,000 to 1.8 million. According to EdChoice’s 2017 Schooling in America survey, while currently around 3 percent of students are homeschooled, around 7 percent of families would homeschool if they could. For Continue Reading »

The new faces of homeschooling: 3 families, 3 different approaches

The new faces of homeschooling: 3 families, 3 different approaches

Homeschooling is no longer just kids at home being taught by their mom or dad. Homeschooling today takes place in co-ops, in homeschooling centers and even in some public schools as homeschooled kids are allowed to take part in sports and some classes. “Good Morning America” is looking at the new faces of homeschooling in a two-part series led by Continue Reading »

Homeschooled en route to Harvard

Homeschooled en route to Harvard

The reasons to homeschool are as varied as the students who do it. Some want a more experiential learning environment; others wish to customize their subjects. Still others choose to homeschool based on family dynamics. Sometimes it’s a matter of convenience. The students who come to Harvard by way of homeschooling exemplify all these reasons and more. The three profiled Continue Reading »

Colleges Welcome Growing Number of Homeschooled Students

Colleges Welcome Growing Number of Homeschooled Students

A growing number of kids in the U.S. are homeschooled, and many colleges seeking to diversify their student bodies are welcoming them with open arms. While the percentage of homeschooled applicants is still tiny, admissions officers say their applications often stand out. Continue reading: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/colleges-welcome-growing-number-homeschooled-students-n520126

Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’

Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’

During Betsy DeVos’ recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump’s education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once. Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 million kids. But homeschooling has quietly experienced a surge in recent years too. Data from the National Continue Reading »

The perspective on homeschooling

The perspective on homeschooling

Homeschooling has had a pretty consistent reputation over the years. The entertainment world has sold us on a picture of macrame and totalistic ideologies. For example, the opening sequence to the film Mean Girls would have you believe there are few paths that end in homeschooling, and decidedly all lead to the socially awkward. Alternatively, let’s consider the school system. With serious underfunding Continue Reading »

So You’ve Decided To Homeschool

So You’ve Decided To Homeschool

Uh-oh. I know that face. You’ve decided to homeschool… and now you are completely overwhelmed. Breathe, mama. Come here and have a seat. We’ll have coffee and I’ll tell you what I wish someone had told me when I first started down this path. Keep Reading…

Here’s How Home Schooling Is Changing in America

Here’s How Home Schooling Is Changing in America

Recent statistics indicate that 1.5 million children were home-schooled in the United States in 2007. This is up significantly from 1.1 million children in 2003 and 850,000 children in 1999. The homeschooling movement first emerged in earnest during the 1980s. Back then it was largely led by evangelical Christians. But as the movement has grown, it has also changed. Today’s Continue Reading »

Home-Schooled Teens Ripe for College

Home-Schooled Teens Ripe for College

Between deciphering college financial aid awards and settling into a shoe-box sized dorm room with a perfect stranger or two, making the move from high school to college can be a shock to the system for even the most put-together teenager. The transition, many may assume, would be even more jarring for students coming from a home-schooled environment. “Transitioning from Continue Reading »