Monthly Archives: June 2013

Norwich Bulletin Homeschool Article

Connecticut’s home schooling movement is growing and is now a “mainstream” idea among parents, says Diane Connors, cofounder and comoderator of CT Cooperative of Home Educators East of the River. Read more

CT Homeschooler – NBC Video

Thank you to our own Laurel LaPorte-Grimes & NBC Connecticut for participating in a homeschool article (video) featuring her co-op and her own homeschooled family! Watch the video

Homeschooling Grows Nationwide

Homeschooling Continues to Grow in Popularity Nationwide The number of children being homeschooled in America has increased by 75 percent over the past 14 years in all states, according to a report in the online journal Education News. While only four percent of all school children nationwide are educated at home, “the number of primary […]

Ten Signs You Should Consider Homeschooling

Homeschooling Might Not Be For Everyone, But Is It Right For Your Family?  Here are 10 signs that you should consider homeschooling. Read more here

Editorial: Homeschooling is Cheaper and More Productive

There was a time when property taxes, funds from state, local and federal agency took a back seat to the public’s school choice. Those days are long gone. Now it’s federal funds, unified standards and an over reaching federal agency. Tax dollars are calling the shots and local school boards must adhere to national standards, […]

At Home Classrooms Filling Up

Homeschool students typically score between the 65th and 89th percentile on placement exams. Students at traditional schools average on the 50th percentile. College recruiters are acting on these numbers: Students from “non-traditional education environments” get into college and earn four-year degrees at much higher rates than those from public and private schools. “Homeschoolers are actively […]

Home School – Private School

The federal government is attempting to re-shape public and private school education.  It is doing this through several intertwined initiatives that include nationwide standards (named the “Common Core State Standards”), uniform testing, and expanded student data-mining.  Special interest groups developed these initiatives and successfully had them embedded in the 2009 stimulus package and adopted as […]

Homeschooling On The Rise in Virginia

Amy Wilson says she didn’t choose home schooling; her son did. “My son chose home schooling when he was about 3. I didn’t realize that’s what was happening at the time. We tried having him go to preschool, and it was not a good fit for him,” said Wilson, the government affairs director for the […]

Report: Homeschooling Growing 7 Times Faster Than Public School Enrollment

As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools. A recent report in Education News states that, since […]

Homeschool Enrollment Explodes

Absolutely no one I know is satisfied with the education their children are getting in public schools. But most of the people I talk to with young kids have two parents that work full time outside the house and are unable to homeschool their children. But a lot of parents are making the sacrifice as […]