Report says Gov. Cuomo avoiding Common Core by homeschooling daughter – Staten Island Advance – SILive.com

Report says Gov. Cuomo avoiding Common Core by homeschooling daughter
Staten Island Advance – SILive.com
Cuomo Watch on Twitter reported Friday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is avoiding the state's Common Core curriculum standards by homeschooling his youngest daughter, Michaela. He joins Common Core champions Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates, …

Letters: Home-schooling benefits – The Journal News / Lohud.com

Letters: Home-schooling benefits
The Journal News / Lohud.com
I now understand the appeal of home-schooling. Many parents are unhappy with the Common Core and hope things change soon. The Common Core gives teachers a year-round schedule. My teachers dislike this because they think there's a big difference …

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Benefits, Challenges of Online Catholic Homeschooling Considered – The Cardinal Newman Society

Benefits, Challenges of Online Catholic Homeschooling Considered
The Cardinal Newman Society
computer A recent piece by Jennifer Fitz, published at CatholicMom.com, delved into the positive and negative aspects of online Catholic homeschooling. Fitz argued that this form of education can be very rewarding, but its success ultimately depends on …

Author of Bad Homeschool Bill Loses Senate Seat – Home School Legal Defense Association

Author of Bad Homeschool Bill Loses Senate Seat
Home School Legal Defense Association
Last winter, first-term Senator Chuck Welke (District 2) filed a bill that would have empowered school boards to refuse to let parents homeschool their child if anyone filed a truancy complaint against the parent. The bill treated parents, in effect

17-year-old homeschooled student can focus on filmmaking – Kearney Hub


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17-year-old homeschooled student can focus on filmmaking
Kearney Hub
The 17-year-old high school senior is the ninth of 11 children of Lynn and Shelly Hokanson of Broken Bow. He has lived his entire life in the Broken Bow and Westerville area. He and all his siblings have been homeschooled. It's a life Lyle says he is

Report: Homeschooling Rate Nearly Doubles In Virginia – CBS Local


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Report: Homeschooling Rate Nearly Doubles In Virginia
CBS Local
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the state of Virginia had 22,021 students being home-schooled in 2002, that's 1.8 percent of the student population. The paper reports that ten years later the number was 35,858, which makes up 2.7 percent of

Officials scrap proposed changes to state’s home-school rules – Lincoln Journal Star


Lincoln Journal Star
Officials scrap proposed changes to state's home-school rules
Lincoln Journal Star
But Kathleen Lenzen, a member of the Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association, said home-school leaders saw no need for such changes and believed the proposed changes violated the Supreme Court ruling cited by state officials. They asked …

Out of the classroom: Parents explore home-schooling – 13WMAZ


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Out of the classroom: Parents explore home-schooling
13WMAZ
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Arlene Figueroa knew she had found her "tribe of moms" when she met a network of women who gave birth at home and were now home-schooling their kids. "They all thought a little more holistically, and their kids seemed to be more …

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Valley residents glad state relaxes rules for homeschoolers – Sunbury Daily Item


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Valley residents glad state relaxes rules for homeschoolers
Sunbury Daily Item
Under the old rules, each homeschooler was required to submit to the home school district a yearly notarized affidavit, education objectives, immunization records, and at the end of the school year, a portfolio containing test results, writing samples

Canberra home schooled numbers soar – Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra home schooled numbers soar
Sydney Morning Herald
The number of Canberra children being educated at home has increased by more than 50 per cent in two years. Parents' groups have said children being pulled out of school was a major factor in the surge. Home schooling is often assumed to be a choice …

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Calling All Homeschoolers: Mission SJC Has a Day for You – Patch.com

Calling All Homeschoolers: Mission SJC Has a Day for You
Patch.com
Mission San Juan Capistrano is excited to present “Homeschool Family Day,” an opportunity for homeschooling families to enjoy a special visit to the Mission. Homeschool Family Day will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, and continues on the third Wednesday of …

Robotics team for home schooled students cannot participate in competition – Fox 59

Robotics team for home schooled students cannot participate in competition
Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 7, 2014) – The city of Indianapolis is getting ready to host the VEX Robotics Championships at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. More than 130 teams are expected to compete but one team is feeling left out. Team “ID:10T5″ is made up of …

Homeschooling Lays Groundwork For College Success – South Dade News Leader (subscription)


South Dade News Leader (subscription)
Homeschooling Lays Groundwork For College Success
South Dade News Leader (subscription)
But after experimenting in public school for two years I found homeschooling to be easygoing and more beneficial. Now that I'm at MiamiDadeCollege studying biology, the exchange of a familiar environment for a buzzing college campus made me realize I …

Debate over home-school participation in public school sports could resurface – Columbia Missourian

Debate over home-school participation in public school sports could resurface
Columbia Missourian
COLUMBIA — A bill to include home-schooled students in public-school sports is likely to resurface in December or January in the Missouri legislature. After his re-election Tuesday to the 134th District, bill sponsor Rep. Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield

Common Core Spurs Increase in Homeschooling in North Carolina – The Heartland Institute

Common Core Spurs Increase in Homeschooling in North Carolina
The Heartland Institute
Common Core has become a major concern for some parents in North Carolina, a state where homeschooling grew by 14 percent during the last academic year. More children are now getting an education at home than in the state's private schools.

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Higher Scores And Cheaper: Should You Homeschool? – WFMY News 2


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Higher Scores And Cheaper: Should You Homeschool?
WFMY News 2
Studies show on average, homeschoolers score at least 34 percentile points higher than public school students on standard tests. And cost to educate a child at home averages around $600 a year. Compare that to $10,000 for a public school child. We

Increasing numbers of children are being home schooled in SA – The Advertiser


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Increasing numbers of children are being home schooled in SA
The Advertiser
The total number of home schooled students rose from 714 to 1076 in that time. The figures show there are 116 students from 63 families behind home schooled in the Tea Tree Gully council area this year. Joy Hay of Surrey Downs, is one of the Gully's …

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Public schools bullying homeschoolers to return – WND.com

Public schools bullying homeschoolers to return
WND.com
(ONENEWSNOW) — Public education is reportedly hitting new lows in the Mountain State as it strives to raise its numbers once again through various attempts to bring homeschoolers back into the school system. West VirginiaAs the homeschooling …
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WV public schools bullying homeschoolers to come back – OneNewsNow

WV public schools bullying homeschoolers to come back
OneNewsNow
According to the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, based in Purcellville, Virginia, Ritchie County Superintendent of Schools Ed Toman instructed his staff members to contact homeschool parents and persuade them to re-enroll their children in public …