Monthly Archives: March 2014

Feature 1: Home Sweet Homeschool

by Jacob Shafer Thursday, March 13, 2014 Say “homeschool” in a crowded room, and you’re likely to hear the familiar stereotypes: sheltered children who never glimpse the sun; hovering, overbearing parents who think they can do it better than teachers; strange, eccentric families that fear the outside world. But the numbers tell a different story. […]

Can the “Tim Tebow Bill” work?

Can the “Tim Tebow Bill” work? Examining home school eligibility across Alabama high school sports Parker players hold their trophy after beating Ramsay 56-46 in the AHSAA Class 5A state championship game at the BJCC in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, March 1, 2014. How might AHSAA state celebrations like this one in the future be affected […]

Home-school notes: Library’s home-school program continues to evolve

Home-school notes: Library’s home-school program continues to evolve Mar. 18, 2014 Written by Kristen Kindoll The Middle Tennessee library systems represent the best in education and community outreach. Various branches have been particularly welcoming to home-schoolers. One example is the Nashville Library’s main branch. It has a home-school program that meets on the third Thursday […]

Common Core Controversy in CT

Officials, lawmakers, parents, and students expressed mixed feelings Wednesday about whether the state should delay implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Some feel the public uproar over the issue is related to misinformation about the Common Core. The Common Core, according to education officials, is neither a curriculum or an assessment tool. The Common […]

German Homeschool Family Safe For Now

Last year, I wrote about a German family who was pursuing political asylum in the United States. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, along with their five children, fled their native Germany, seeking refuge from persecution for homeschooling, and their story was all over the news this week. If you aren’t familiar with their plight, the Romeikes […]

Heights family gets the best of both educational worlds

Sarena Tait of Harker Heights made the decision to home-school her children after they had been enrolled in public schools for a while. The Taits are part of more than 1.7 million students now home-schooled in the United States, according to the Department of Education. Parents cite many reasons for choosing to home-school their children […]