Category Archives: Statistics

CT: Home Schooling Numbers and Opportunities Grow

Home schooling numbers and opportunities grow Eileen FitzGerald Published 10:42 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2014 Like other 18-year-olds, Howard Ho of New Milford has sent out his college applications and is now eager to hear back and choose the next step on his academic journey. It’s the first time in a long time that Ho […]

Bullies spur parents to home school kids

Bullying and “cattiness” spurred by social media has contributed to a surge in the number of parents deciding to teach their children at home, according to one of the State’s biggest homeschooling bodies. Latest Department of Education figures show 2192 students were registered for homeschooling last year – an increase of 303 students on the […]

Federal Government Says Homeschooling Still Growing

The latest statistics on homeschool growth are cited here. Supposedly, there are now 3.4% of the school aged population is homeschooled.

Homeschooling provides flexibility, gaining popularity in South Dakota

On this balmy, mid-November day the Nankivels are enjoying nature. It’s a school day, and while they’re learning Bellana and Eland aren’t doing so in a traditional classroom. “The beautiful thing about homeschooling is we can mix it up if we want to,” said dad and teacher Thor Nankivel. Nine-year-old Bellana and six-year-old Eland are […]

18 Successful Home-School Alums

These days there is debate about the best forum for children to receive quality education: public schools, charter schools, private schools, school vouchers, and on and on. Home schooling, while still fringe, is growing in popularity, and some studies have even shown that home-schoolers perform better on standardized tests than public school students. According to […]

Back-to-School 101: Home schooling continues to grow

BETHEL, Vt. – Madie Feeney of Bethel is going to be junior. During the school year, her kitchen is her classroom. “The first year was really rough. At first I didn’t want to be home-schooled. I thought I would miss going to school and seeing all my friends,” Madie said. Several of her courses this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]