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Survey to look at why parents home school children

Tom Hoover, director of curriculum and special education for the Newton School District, announced at Monday night’s board meeting that the district is continuing its effort to collect information from parents of home-schooled children.

Hoover is preparing a survey for Newton parents to determine why they home school their children. Hoover wants this survey to allow the district to ‘determine how to better service [home-schooled] students.’

Hoover presented data showing 98 students in the Newton School District are home schooled. Seventy-six of those students are elementary aged. Hoover said home schooling tends to be more popular at this level. At the middle school and high school levels, disciplines become more challenging and extra-curricular and co-curricular activities become available. Read more…

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