Posts Tagged ‘ homeschooling ’

Learning at home growing trend in VA

More and more Virginia parents are opting for home-schooling. According to the Virginia Department of Education, the number of home-schoolers last year jumped 9 percent statewide. If home-schoolers constituted a school district, they would be the 13th-largest in Virginia: Learning at home growing trend
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High school dropout tracking

State education officials plan to change the way they report on Oregon’s high school drop out rate this coming school year…. The new measurement system will also begin to categorize students who earn GEDs instead of high school diplomas as dropouts. Oregon to change high school dropout tracking method
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Changes are a coming

Found a great illustration of a Mom’s path to homeschooling. Titled Changes are a coming, the post includes failures of the institution, tension between homeschool and public school-at-home, and that bottom line focus on our kids that I have been seeing in homeschoolers for 30 years.
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John Holt and The History of Homeschooling

John Holt and The History of Homeschooling

John Holt and the History of Homeschooling “His great legacy is the homeschooling movement itself, which, without his considerable guidance and patient nurturing during its most formative years, would today be a horse of a very different color.” More on John Holt
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100th Taking Charge column

The 100th Taking Charge column by Larry and Susan Kaseman offers a sampling of excerpts spanning the years since 1992 and covering topics still timely today.
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