More Minn. Families Opt for Homeschooling KSTP TV in the Twin Cities By Ellen Galles
It’s back-to-school time, but more and more kids are staying home.
According to the Minnesota Department of Education more than 16,000 kids across the state were homeschooled last year. That’s three times the number of kids who were homeschooled 20 years ago.
The KSTP piece was lengthy. The reporters also covered the virtual public schools and the requirements.
Following that, Rochester’s Post-Bulletin offered a piece on dual-credit participation and how-tos for Minnesota homeschoolers.
Post-secondary enrollment option attracts home school students By Matthew Stolle
If the area’s home-schooled population were thought of as a high school and compared to all the other high schools in southeastern Minnesota, home-schoolers would constitute the largest contributor of PSEO students at RCTC. Last spring, 62 home-schooled students took PSEO classes at RCTC, followed by Century High School’s 47 students and John Marshall’s 42.
While there is no hard data to indicate how well home-school students perform at RCTC, officials say the anecdotal evidence is they do quite well.
If the kids’ plans are college-bound, it’s a great transition.
The Post-Bulletin also had another article about the college adjustments for some homeschoolers.