Archive for November, 2006

Homeschoolers Take to the Stage

November 30, 2006

This heartwarming story of homeschoolers putting on plays is a good illustration of how the freedom and flexibility of homeschooling can bring about amazing venues for learning. “When you home-school your children, the thing you hear most is ‘what about socialization?’ To us, as home-school parents, we see this as a positive setting to work [...]

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Homeschool Writers Turn to Nature

November 27, 2006

A group of homeschoolers, led by Katie Grimes spent a peaceful afternoon writing in Harry Myers Park in Rockwall, Texas. These homeschoolers are using different aspects of outdoor and indoor areas to improve their writing abilities. It also provides them with a way to meet other homeschooling kids in their area. Citing the many luminaries [...]

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Moviestar Will Smith Advocates Homeschooling

November 22, 2006

Movie and music superstar Will Smith has recently sung the praises of homeschooling, making him one of the many wealthy American parents who choose homeschooling over prestigious private school education. Will Smith says he and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, homeschool their kids because “traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests [...]

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Berthume releases Homeschoolopoly

November 21, 2006

Joining forces with big names in the homeschooling industry, Berthume Enterprises has developed a Monopoly-style board game complete with branding from World Magazine, the Home School Legal Defense Fund, and more. Clever additions include the nasty Truancy Officer who would like to take your homeschoolers to court. Of course, you can always respond with an [...]

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Homeschoolers

November 20, 2006

The Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association is hosting a learning program specifically for homeschoolers. Given the rural population of this Pennsylvania county, homeschooling is a perfect fit for families who live far away from schools. Amid concerns about socialization, this unique program provides a way for local homeschoolers to learn and grow [...]

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Christian Homeschooled Rapper Reaches Youth

November 17, 2006

The Belleville News has an interesting profile of a young white rapper who some are calling “the Christian Eminem.” Eschewing the popular subject matter of today’s hip-hop such as violence, homophobia, sexism, and racism, Nathan Wilson namechecks Christ and gives him all the glory. His parents know him as Nathan Wilson, but he goes by [...]

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Homeschoolers Can Break World Record

November 16, 2006

Homeschool blogger Gena Suarez is calling for a mass participation in a Walden Media contest. “BOSTON, MA (November 9, 2006) — Walden Media is launching a nationwide attempt to break the Guinness World Recordâ„¢ for the “Most People Reading Aloud Simultaneously in Multiple Locations.” The event, “Break a World Reading Record with Charlotte’s Web” will [...]

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Middle School Teacher Stun-Gun’s student

November 15, 2006

You thought you’d heard it all! Here’s another terrifying news story, this time from the halls of Horace Mann Middle school. “Prosecutors had said he took a 13-year-old boy out of class after the boy had tripped a girl the night before at a basketball game. The boy had told authorities that Ellis had stun [...]

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Public School Gets Slammed Again

November 14, 2006

The Barre Times ran a thought-provoking article about the dire state of the public school system last week. “Or, encourage the creation of virtual schools, like Oak Meadow School headquartered in Brattleboro. Oak Meadow is like a homeschooling network, with curriculum, testing and mentoring provided via the Internet by qualified teachers. This is far less [...]

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Brave Homeschooler Returns from Iraq

November 13, 2006

The Union Leader has a heartwarming story about a modern-day hero returning from Iraq. Sadly, he was wounded in the call of duty. Fortunately, he was able to return home and was met with a chorus of “God Bless America” sung by his family’s local homeschool group. ‘It’s part of your duty, being an American,’ [...]

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