Finance Lessons for Home Schoolers –

Finance Lessons for Home Schoolers – “Whatever the advantages of home-schooling, saving money isn’t necessarily one of them. Add up what you spend on books, curricula, tutors, field trips — not to mention the loss of a second income if one parent becomes the full-time teacher — and the cost of home-schooling can...
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Winter Homeschooling

The winter season has always been my favorite time of the year. I prefer the slower pace of life in winter, with wonderful smells from the kitchen, the sounds of children and dogs playing in the snow. I like the crisp clear days, the beauty of a freshly-fallen snow, the star-bright nights. But mostly...
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Four Diverse Audiences

The Wisconsin Parents Association publishes a wonderful newsletter for their homeschooling members, and they recently published a booklet explaining the history of the organization and homeschooling in Wisconsin, titled Kitchen Tables and Marble Halls. The booklet includes this interesting bit about their newsletter: From the beginning, WPA newsletters have been written for at least...
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More Homeschool Fiction

As noted in the post before this one, Canadian author Carol Windley writes about fictional homeschooling families in her new book, titled Home Schooling. Here’s additional information from the publisher’s press release: Home Schooling by Carol Windley From the acclaimed author of Visible Light comes a collection of seven outstanding stories, each set against...
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Homeschool Fiction

Home Schooling, by Carol Windley In an email interview with Ambrose Musiyiwa which took place on Oct. 16, Canadian author Carol Windley spoke about her latest collection of short stories and the challenges short story writers face. The short stories in your most recent collection, Home Schooling, are set against the rural landscape of...
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Colleges Coveting Homeschoolers

Good article from the CBS News site: Colleges Coveting Home-Schooled Students Subtitle: Colleges Aggressively Competing for Home-Schoolers in Quest for Best Students “Home-schooled students – whose numbers in this country range from an estimated 1.1 million to as high as 2 million – often come to college equipped with the skills necessary to succeed...
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WB’s Home School

A tip ‘o the hat to Daryl Cobranchi for finding this item – I followed the link at the bottom of his comment and found that he wasn’t kidding about this being “a nasty little post”: WB Is Holden Home School By reviewer Josh Tyler: Warner Brothers is about to tackle that creepy place...
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New: HEM’s Introduction to Homeschooling

The editors of Home Education Magazine have completely edited and revised the free Introduction to Homeschooling booklet which answers the questions new homeschoolers frequently ask, such as: Is homeschooling legal? Do we need to use a curriculum? Where can we find materials and resources? What is unschooling? What about socialization? How will our kids...
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Doing Things My Own Way

There’s an interesting essay at the National Public Radio site, Doing Things My Own Way,”, by Bela Fleck. It’s part of their ongoing “This I Believe” series, and you can listen to the essay at the NPR site. Fleck writes in part, “Sometimes I wonder if my banjo playing would pass codes. I didn’t...
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New Discussion List: Emergency Homeschooling

In May Home Education Magazine’s Hands-On Learning columnist, Kathy Ceceri, suggested the idea of doing something to help families who are pushed into homeschooling by a disaster like last year’s Gulf Coast hurricanes or other unexpected circumstances. Kathy explained: “When Hurricane Katrina forced families from their homes, the news carried stories of parents being...
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