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The Law of Homeschooling?

Illinois blogger Susan Ryan found an interesting little item, and I’m wondering if anyone is seeing similar activity in their own states? Susan wrote: This “guide” was written up by counsel for the IL Principals Association and was posted on Market Watch: Homeschooling Law Resource Guide – Released by the Education Law Association Last...
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Fun Homeschool Videos

A friend sent me a link to a humorous homeschool video on YouTube today and when it was over a couple more were offered, so I watched them too… I knew there were a few clever homeschool videos out there, but I was amazed to find there are dozens of good homeschool humor videos!...
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Leaderless Ant Colonies?

Leaderless Ant Colonies?

Milton Gaither has an interesting paragraph in his review of Greg and Martine Millman’s book: Historians and organization theorists will be very interested in the Millmans’ chapter on Homeschool Groups. It begins by connecting homeschooling to the “emergence” scholarship of John H. Holland, explaining that homeschooling is an unplanned and uncontrolled system of networks...
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Virginia Homeschooler Killed in Mumbai Attack

A Virginia father and his young homeschooled daughter, on a spiritual retreat in Mumbai, India, were killed Wednesday in the terrorist attacks there. In an article for the Washington Post titled “Virginians Killed in Attacks Lived Out Peaceful Ideals,” the Post writers detailed the Scherr family’s involvement with a peaceful community in Virginia’s Blue...
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Spunky Blogger

One of my long-time favorite bloggers is Karen Braun, known in the homeschool blogging world as Spunky. Her Spunky Homeschool blog has often made me think, many times made me laugh, always provided thoughtful and inspiring reading in one capacity or another. Today Spunky writes about an upcoming documentary and shares her thoughts about...
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The 5 Browns

The 5 Browns

The November-December, 2008 issue of Home Education Magazine includes some wonderful articles and features, and one of my favorites is Mary Nix’s interview with The 5 Browns: homeschooled siblings whose amazing piano artistry is winning hearts around the world! The 5 Browns are a classical piano music group. Their repertoire includes mostly popular classical...
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Olympic Homeschooler Becca Ward

Homeschooling families across the nation and around the world are watching 18-year-old homeschooler Becca Ward, of Denver, CO, as she prepares for Saturday’s fencing competition in Beijing, China. Mary Nix’s HEM Guide to Homeschooling Resources features links to news stories, a video and photo gallery of Becca, and an online viewing opportunity. Among the...
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Sing Along with Natalie!

One of the more delightful finds during this end of summer “not-back-to-school” period is this sharp, smart rewriting of a pop song into an anthem for new homeschoolers: I Will Survive (the first year of homeschooling)* I kidded Natalie that she’s homeschooling’s answer to Weird Al. *Originally written and produced by Freddie Perren and...
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A Different Perspective

This in-depth post by our news editor, Valerie Moon, explains why many knowledgeable long-time activists in the homeschooling community have been shaking their heads in disgust over the recent Washington Times op-ed piece by HSLDA President J. Michael Smith, supposedly honoring Dr. Raymond Moore for his considerable lifetime achievements. It grieves many of us...
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