Recent Homeschooling Articles

  • THANGSTGIVING & THE HOLIDAYS – It’s Not Just the Pie That’s Crusty

    By Diane Flynn Keith, www.homefires.com For many of you, the Thanksgiving feast, with its traditional marshmallow sweet potato casserole was the first of many sticky situations that will last throughout the holiday season. You’ll be served a smorgasbord of confrontational relatives who subject you to snide comments and questions that...
  • Common Core Standards What Do They Mean for Homeschoolers?

    By Tracy Weissman Dunbar Our schools have been quietly taken over. We are no longer teaching the skills and concepts that our kids need. Gone are the days of creativity, innovation, and personal growth: Here are the days of nationalized pigeonholing, segregation, dysfunction. It used to be that in America...
  • Latin: The Silver Key

    By Christopher A. Perrin, MDiv PhD Publisher, Classical Academic Press While Latin study has been undergoing a growing renewal in the United States, it is still common to hear parents ask, “Why study Latin?” Naturally, if a family is going to commit a great deal of time and effort to...
  • Homeschooling the Late Bloomer

    by Carolyn Forte More than thirty years ago, as a college student, I worked as an aide at Carl Harvey School for the Orthopedically Handicapped in Orange County, California. During two summers working with severely handicapped children, I learned that “experts” can help and advise, but that the very best...
  • “I Know What’s Best For My Education”: A Lesson In Uncertainty

    by Richard J. Prystowsky During our college’s first two weeks of the Fall 2005 semester, I dealt with an incident at our college that caused me to reflect on the relationship between my homeschooling life and my college work life. For years, when our kids were young, I felt that...
  • Homeschooling Intrigues Me – Where Do I Start?

    by Greg and Moira Bell You are not alone. Nowadays, it is rare to meet an American parent who hasn’t at least heard of home schooling. Those looking at homeschooling from the outside routinely express two chief concerns – 1) “How can homeschooling parents tolerate being with their kids 24...
  • The Richest Man in the World Has Some Advice for Us about College . . .

    (P.S. He didn’t take it himself) by John Taylor Gatto 1. William Faulkner On April 12, 2005, the August “New York Review of Books” pronounced William Faulkner “the most influential innovator in the annals of American fiction,” a man well-deserving of his Nobel Prize. Faulkner, a high school dropout, was...
  • Virginia school board moves to reverse controversial policy

    The Goochland County School Board has taken the first step in cancelling a controversial policy that affected religious homeschoolers. The policy, instituted in late 2013, required homeschooled children aged 14 and over who wanted to opt out of public school for religious reasons to submit a letter to the school...
  • National School Choice Week to kick off at end of the month

    Jan. 25-31 will be National School Choice Week this year. The annual event is planned and celebrated by individuals, schools, and organizations that support a variety of choices in education. National School Choice Week participants believe that “parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children.”...
  • Music lessons help brain growth, study shows

    A study completed last year shows that children who play an instrument show more growth in certain areas of their brains than children who do not. Researchers at the University of Vermont College of Medicine analyzed brain scans of 232 healthy children and teens, ages 6 to 18. They specifically...
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  • BioCorp Preserved Speciments for Disection

    www.biologyproducts.com By Albert McQueen BiologyProducts.com, the website of BioCorp, is a one-stop shop for all biology- and anatomy-lab supplies. If you plan on having your student perform a dissection, or if you just need an anatomical model or display, you can find what you need here. BiologyProducts.com offers a wide...