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Articles and News From the Homeschool Front

  • Do The New Common Core Standards Affect Homeschooling?
    Now that a majority of states have jumped on the Common Core bandwagon, it seems that it is time to assess what impact this will have on the homeschooling community. (read more)

  • Wunderlich Family Re-united
    After a hearing in the middle of September, the children were allowed to go home as long as the parents put them back into the government school system. (read more)

  • CLEP Testing and Home School
    The homeschool family can plan ahead for college through the use of CLEP testing. CLEP stands for College-Level Examination Program. This is a program that allows you to receive college credit for courses without going to college. (read more)

  • Ron Paul Announces New Homeschool Curriculum - "Every American who values liberty should support the homeschoolers' cause. If the government can usurp parental authority over something as fundamental as the education of their children, there is almost no area of parenthood off limits to government interference." - Ron Paul (read more)

  • German Homeschool Family and What it Means to Us - Uwe and Hannelore Romeike wanted to homeschool their children in their country, Germany, where homeschooling has been officially against the law since the days of Adolph Hitler due to the fact that attendance is compulsory in school. They fled to the united States and were granted asylum in 2010. Now Eric Holders's attorney general's office wants to revoke their asylum and send them back to Germany.

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  • Homeschool Field Trips - One of the many advantages that homeschool families have is that they are have more flexible schedules and can add in field trips as part of their schooling. You don't have any permission forms to sign. You don't need a bus for transportation. Just schedule a trip and go (read more)

  • Homeschooling - Determining Learning Styles - One of the problems with traditional schooling is the fact that due to the nature of education, it has become a one size fits all mentality. If you are teaching fifteen or more students, you have to teach to the lowest common denominator. Homeschooling offers an answer to this problem. (read more)

  • How to Home School - The first question that ever seems to be asked by potential home school parents is, just how do I home school, where do I start? It can be an overwhelming question and I am here to give you the practical steps to get you started. (read more)

  • Homeschooling - why do people homeschool and how do homeschoolers compare academically?  When a family is considering homeschooling there are an awful lot of questions that might arise either from themselves or from their family and friends. Our family homeschooled 6 children in varying degrees all the way through high school. (read more)

  • Homeschool Co-ops - Homeschooling has become more social over the years. What do I mean by that? Well, many homeschool families have found that they either aren't comfortable teaching all subjects, or they just like to supplement their teaching with outside activities. This is where you might find the homeschool co-op to be an addition to your homeschool curriculum. (read more)

  • The U.N. Treaty on Rights for the Disabled fell short of ratification on December 4th by a vote of 61 to 38, not receiving the two thirds vote needed to pass.

    Many veterans have been in favor of the legislation but opposition has arisen from senators who feel that it may have implications on abortion and homeschooling. (read more)

  • What About High School Diplomas - Here is the simple answer - Your Own Diploma!   You can get a GED if you like, or you can use a cover school that offers diplomas, or - Create your own!  The important thing is not the diploma, it is the TRANSCRIPTS. Colleges are not so concerned with diplomas as they are with transcripts, SAT's,and ACT's.   Below is information you will find useful to create your own transcripts. (read more)

  • Homeschoolers and Socialization - The first question asked by many people who do not homeschool their children is, "What about socialization?" Homeschool children are probably more adept in social situations than the majority of their peers in public schools. Homeschoolers are not walking around with signs declaring themselves to be social misfits. On the contrary, they are the ones that can carry on a conversation in any social situation. They can actually communicate with adults as well as with their peers.  (read more)

 

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