Posts Tagged ‘ homeschool ’

November Update

I have been remiss in keeping our Home Education Magazine readers and supporters updated, but there is good news to share on several fronts. Regarding the lawsuit which has created problems for us for many months now: We are awaiting the plaintiff’s signatures on the settlement agreement arrived at on October 13th. There has...
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14 Years of HEM

14 Years of HEM

There are 14 years of archived articles from Home Education Magazine available to read here at the HEM website. From the Jan/Feb, 1997 issue through the current Nov/Dec 2010 issue, the HEM archives offer a wonderful assortment of writing from the oldest homeschooling magazine still being continuously published. The feature article writers and regularly...
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Doubts

Doubts

Not long ago I received an email letter from a mother expressing doubts about her ability to homeschool her children. That in itself is nothing unusual, but the letter had a slightly different quality about it; I’d like to share a paragraph with you: “I’ve been reading about homeschooling, and especially unschooling, and it...
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Not-Back-To-School Celebrations

Homeschooling families are not missing out on anything this time of year. They celebrate the season with Not-Back-To-School observances held throughout the United States and internationally. What some homeschoolers once felt slightly subversive about saying aloud is now a full-on tradition that homeschool families embrace in celebration of their freedom to homeschool. Google reveals many Not-Back-To-School activities coming up, including (among the first pages of...
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H1N1 Homeschooling

It was inevitable: People are starting to wonder if this latest health scare and the resulting closure of schools isn't going to lead to an epidemic... of new homeschoolers. Some interesting notes about swine flu and homeschooling from around the Internet.
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Research?

When homeschoolers agree to participate in research, they are also agreeing that homeschooling can and should be measured by the categories and terms that researchers choose. In other words, homeschoolers who participate in research are agreeing that the important parts of homeschooling, or at least the criteria by which it should be judged, are...
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Public School Programs Are Not Homeschooling

By the 1990’s homeschooling had become an accepted alternative to public schooling and traditional private schools. Dozens of books touted homeschooling as a desirable approach to living and learning together as a family; newspaper articles and interviews showcased happy, smiling children and their proudly beaming parents. The movement had arrived, found its place in...
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Homeschooling Goes Mainstream

Milton Gaither, author of the book “Homeschool: An American History,” published an article in the winter edition of the respected Stanford University journal Education Next, titled “Homeschooling Goes Mainstream.” Gaither announced the article at his blog: “In it I describe the growing diversity of homeschoolers and the increasingly heterogeneous forms homeschooling is taking, including collaborative efforts...
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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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