Stillwater Homeschool Alliance

Stillwater Homeschool Alliance Building Understanding and Perspective The Stillwater Homeschool Alliance is the result of ongoing conversations between hundreds of homeschoolers over the span of several years. The Alliance was developed as a much-needed forum for supporting grassroots homeschooling advocacy and to provide homeschooling-specific information to those seeking it. The mission of the Alliance...
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Teenscreen: Adolescent suicide and mental health screening programs TeenScreen is a very controversial so-called “diagnostic psychiatric service” aka suicide survey; done on children who are then referred to psychiatric treatment. The evidence suggests that the objective of the psychiatrists who designed TeenScreen is to place children so selected on psychotropic drugs. “It’s just a...
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The Unschoolers Project Network

The Unschoolers Project Network I received this note from a young unschooler in Wisconsin today: Hi, my name is Ethan and I have recently started a podcast, The Unschoolers Project Network. I have been doing it for a few weeks and mostly share my own projects I do as a 15 year old unschooler...
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Goddard College Undergraduate Program for Homeschoolers

Goddard College:Undergraduate Program for Homeschoolers The Undergraduate Program for Homeschoolers at Goddard offers young people, ages 14-19, who have learned independently outside of schools, an opportunity to begin earning college credit while continuing to learn in a self-directed style. Students design their own courses in collaboration with a faculty advisor, and may choose one...
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Kids Hall of Fame

I received a letter via email this morning from Susan Mule, whose daughter Elizabeth raises tarantulas for medical research. Susan wrote: Hi, I was once asked, after my homeschooled daughter’s appearance on Oprah Winfrey, to let your magazine know about her future accomplishments (Yahoo or Google search “Elizabeth Mule tarantulas”) This past weekend Elizabeth...
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Wild Child

Dallas Observer A tip o’ the hat to Daryl Cobranchi for alerting me to this wonderful article about an unschooled young man in Texas: About 6-foot-3 and lean, Quinn has a hairless but muscular chest revealed by a laced-up white linen shirt. (Which he made.) Around his neck is a leather strap with a...
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An Unschooler Takes on High School

An Unschooler Takes on High School From a friend’s new weblog: After homeschooling all her life, my daughter Stephanie (Stevie) decided to go to high school this year. How will a 14-year-old who has never attended a public school handle it the pressures of classes, schedules and the big S word, socialization? I don’t...
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Yahoo adds blogs to its news section – Technology News      Yahoo Inc.’s online news search tool on Monday added Internet journal entries as a supplement to professional media offerings – an experiment that figures to test the public’s appetite for information from alternative sources.      Under Yahoo’s new approach, a keyword search for online news will include a list of relevant...
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AHA Weblogs Blog

AHA Weblogs Blog Kim Campbell reviews the weblogs of homeschoolers on the American Homeschool Association’s Weblogs Blog. Her commentaries are wonderful glimpses into what homeschoolers are blogging on the Internet, and they’ve conveniently categorized under headings such as Christian Values Homeschooling, Classical Homeschooling, Great Photos, Higher Education, Homeschool Businesses, Humorous Content, Large Family Homeschooling,...
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Unschooling Life | Endless summer Unschooling is the topic of a feature article at this morning’s online magazine, Salon. “Endless Summer,” by editorial fellow Sarah Karnasiewicz, starts out with this definition: “Unschooling is a radical branch of home-schooling where kids control what and when they learn — free of teachers, schedules and tests. Unschoolers...
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