Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling in the news ’

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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Public Image of Homeschooling

Public Image of Homeschooling

As the popularity of home education continues to rise dramatically, so too does the diversification of the homeschooling community. Families are turning to home education for reasons that are as diverse as their religious, political, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in ever increasing numbers. The public image of homeschoolers in America at large, however, continues...
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Child Abuse and Neglect Laws

Child Abuse and Neglect Laws

It’s highly unlikely that you and your family will be investigated for child abuse or neglect. However, there are a number of reasons why homeschoolers find it helpful to understand the process of such an investigation and think about how they would respond. • Since anyone can file a complaint of suspected child abuse...
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Freedoms at Risk, 20 Years Later

“The history of the homeschool movement is instructive, in its details and its broader lessons, for the national politics of today.” Twenty years ago the publishers of this magazine, along with many who comprised the active leadership of the then-still-new homeschooling movement, produced a foundational piece of writing which still informs and educates, titled...
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Family Global Treks

Family Global Treks

“When Carla Fisher and her husband announced plans to travel the globe with their adolescent daughters for a year, some friends called them crazy. Seven years later, with wonderful memories and a book documenting their world trek, the Fishers now seem like global trailblazers. “Despite a recession that may have limited the number of...
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