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K12 has been misleading Homeschoolers

K12.com has been trying to dominate the homeschooling industry over the last several years, portraying themselves as a true home schooling alternative.  Many in the homeschooling industry have pointed out that they are merely, a mediocre alternative to public schools.  And it was just another way for parents to be uninvolved in their children’s...
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Seeking Information re Lawsuit

Seeking Information re Lawsuit

Home Education Magazine publisher Helen Hegener is a defendant in a lawsuit which was filed against her by Mimi Rothschild, Howard Mandel, and Learning by Grace, Inc. in late fall of last year, based on a short news item which appeared at the Home Education Magazine website in August, 2010. The News & Commentary...
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Homeschool Proms

Homeschool Proms

An article in today’s Chicago Tribune, Home-Schooled Teens Get Prom of Their Own, highlights the event’s “…chance to dance, look dashing, meet peers…” and amongst the typical quotes and statistics was this gem of a quote from Lois Kanter, 17, who called the prom “a magical moment that harkened me back to when I...
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Best Places for Homeschoolers

Best Places for Homeschoolers

Gregory and Martine Millman, authors of Homeschooling: a Family’s Journey (Tarcher, 2008), wrote recently on their blog of the same name: “…We have always paid close attention to the relationship between homeschooling, economics, and lifestyle. The global financial crisis that began shortly after publication of our book led us attempt to identify the best...
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Daydreamers

Daydreamers

An interesting post at ScienceBlogs by author and writer Jonah Lehrer takes a look at the dynamics of creative kids in the classroom: “Everybody wants a creative child – in theory. The reality of creativity, however, is a little more complicated, as creative thoughts tend to emerge when we’re distracted, daydreaming, disinhibited and not...
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