Homeschooling

Learning Springs Home Study Program

“Welcome to the Learning Springs Home Study Program. We have been providing curricula to public and private schools since 1994. Now, you can use the same high-quality courses right in your own home. Our program allows you to choose the exact course(s) you need, both text book and online, and use them at your...
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Bridgeway Academy

Full Support Online Home School. Personal Advisors, World Wide Coverage.
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The Library

Teach your kids the basics of locating good books. Make certain they can use the library card catalog to find material on favorite subjects and by favorite authors. Most kids discover that if they like a certain book, a second book by the same author will probably appeal to them just as much. But...
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Is it time for California homeschoolers to panic?

Is it time for California homeschoolers to panic? by Mary Nix Since Friday morning, Home Education Magazine has been contacted by readers and the media wanting to know if the fearful headlines growing out of California Friday were true. I have been following the California situation since I first saw it come across my...
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Science and Scientists

Children are natural scientists, always exploring, investigating and gathering information from the world around them. Linda Dobson described this process in her 1999 November-December HEM Column, Early Years Child’s Learning Assets. With childhood energy flowing, imagination and creativity turn your child into a learning scientist who puts the information he’s gathering to the test....
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Unschooling revisited

Home Education Magazine introduced HEM Takes a Closer Look on February 18, 2007. This ongoing project has focused on specific topics, compiled and presented an easily accessed collection of the best writing and resources Home Education Magazine has made available online. With this issue, Closer Look will revisit and expand on each of the...
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Homeschool Gatherings

In January I attended a national unschool gathering that happened to be held about an hour from my home. I really enjoyed meeting some of the unschoolers who were attending there for the week and I’m told that there were over 1,000 individuals in attendance. Visiting with some of them got me to thinking...
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Community Service

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead I am always amazed and thankful when I see philanthropists making large donations to a worthy cause, but like Margaret Mead, I’ve witnessed thoughtful children and adults giving and changing...
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Closer Look:Free Resources

I learned to snoop out free resources wherever they may be hiding in order to provide my children with a quality education while still being able to buy groceries. -Kathryn Frazier – Homeschooling for Free – Home Education Magazine September-October 2007 Where can you find the best resources for your child without breaking your...
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Closer Look: Early Years

Children come “equipped to learn.” Give them love, meet their needs and plenty of opportunities to explore their world and they thrive. As they become toddlers, their natural ability grows with them. Our oldest child went to nursery school for a year and a half. As a two year old he was always exploring...
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