OregonLive.com has a story posted: Home schooling transforms the city into a classroom:
Home schooling was never in the cards for Mona Rentz, or so she thought. But when the all-day special education class for Rentz’ son Stephen ended — who is of normal intelligence but has a severe learning disability — the choice to send him into a regular middle school classroom didn’t sit well with her. So Rentz did what she never thought she would do. She opted to home-school both Stephen and her younger son Alex. For the last year and a half, each day has been a new opportunity for Rentz to turn her home and the city into a classroom. And she’s not alone. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, since 1999 the number of home-schoolers in the U.S. has increased by 74 percent. To reach these kids, a number of local community organizations are designing programs and events specifically for home schooling families.