Archive for January, 2007

Homeschool Brainiac Scores a Perfect

January 18, 2007

Schuyler Smith, a 13-year-old scored a perfect in the American Mathematics Competition’s AMC-8 test. He also scored perfectly in the math portion of the SAT in 7th grade. Schuyler also was a member of the winning home-school team that swept the 2006 Mathcounts regional competition, and he placed sixth of nearly 1,200 competitors in the [...]

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Homeschooling on the Rise

January 15, 2007

The numbers that last week’s Daily Athenaeum boasts are encouraging. According to the National Home Education Research Institute’s Web site, approximately between 1.9 and 2.4 million children were educated at home in the United States during 2005 and 2006. We’re not sure why there’s such a wide gap. A half million students is quite a [...]

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The HSLDA Extends a Helping Hand

January 10, 2007

A Tennessee superintendent has misinterpreted a homeschooling law and thus sparked the ire of the Home School Legal Defense Association, an advocate group dedicated to ensuring the legality of homeschooling nationwide.  Inviting families to contact them for assistance, the HSLDA once again takes an active role in the welfare of homeschoolers. Read more at HSLDA.

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Homeschoolers Gain Acceptance

January 8, 2007

Charlotte Hsu chronicles the struggles of homeschoolers to gain mainstream recognition from colleges and public school districts. “We saw this unique opportunity to get some really good students at UCR, being one of the first major public universities to create a published homeschool admissions policy,” added Vahid, who homeschools his three children. “We thought it [...]

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Homeschoolers Meet for Annual Forensics Competition

January 4, 2007

Joseph Farah’s recent installment of “Reading Between the Lines” sheds light on this year’s National Christian Forensics & Communications Association competition held at Point Loma Nazarene University. Throughout the competition, Christian homeschool teenagers debate about current issues, arguing different sides of an argument, always from a Christian perspective. In public schools across America – and [...]

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Homeschooling Grad Makes the Grade

January 1, 2007

Another homeschooler has made the news this week. Jason Meade, a former homeshchooler, made “Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges.” The local resident’s road to college, however, was not a traditional one. Instead of attending public schools, Meade was home schooled by his mother, Lisa. Discussing his unusual high school years, Meade said it [...]

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