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Monday, February 02, 2009

Recent homeschool and education articles





Homeschoolers Shouldn't Fret over College

by Andrea Hermitt

My subscription to the Homescholar Record came to day and it carried great news.

Will the mom of the new Octuplets Homeschool?

by Andrea Hermitt

When I think about the mom

who just added 8 children to the six she already has, my only thought is "how is she going to get one on one time with each of them". My next thought was of the Duggar Family. According to Newsvine.

South Dakota School Board Wants Homeschoolers Back

by Andrea Hermitt

According to the HSLDA. the Rapid city School Board in South Dakota wants to recruit homeschoolers in an effort to bring more money into the district. Read more about Rapid City school budget woes.

Should you hire a high-end homeschool professional

by Andrea Hermitt

In a tongue-in-cheek article that manages to kick homeschoolers a few times in the process, a Cityfile New York article introduces an entrepreneur supplies high end teachers to affluent homeschool families.



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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My Most Recent articles about homeschooling

Homeschoolers and Sports Teams
Tim Tebow didn't let rules against homeschoolers playing High School football in Oklahoma stop him. Instead, he played football for Nease High School in Jacksonville Florida. This led to winning a Scholarship to Flordia State and also a Heisman Trophy.

Is your homeschoolers plate too full?
I sat down and counted all of the activities my homeschoolers were in this year and realized that their plates just might be too full. Looking at my son's schedule, I counted Drama club, Chorus, Introduction to Drama Class, Piano Lessons
, Music Theory Class,

Homeschoolers take back the mall

As I walked through the mall today I noticed several things. The first thing I noticed was that there were numerous school age kids in the mall with their parents.


The Carnival of Homeschooling puts you in great company

If from time to time you feel alone in your homeschooling endeavors, never fear, you are not... not by a longshot. As proof of this, I submit to you the Carnival of Homechooling. The Carnival of Homeschooling is a roving blog hosted by a different homeschooler each week.

Notes from a homeschooling mom: It takes a community
January 3, 12:25 PM
I took it upon myself this week to begin compiling homeschool resources for kids in my county. When I began homeschooling my kids six or so years ago (I've lost count) there were several local homeschooling groups with a plethora of activities.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

My recent homeschooling and education articles

What about Honors, AP, and IB Programs?
As my son works on his high school program, I have been double checking to make sure is on track to be on equal ground with other students who will be apply to college along with him. Since he is college bound, in my mind, he must be able to compete with other college students on their level.


A Warning for Hybrid Homeschoolers

Some time ago, I explained that the best label for our family in the homeschooling realm is hybrid homeschooling. Hybrid homeschoolers work in the middle ground between school and home.

Reasons I am glad we homeschool: Cheating
Reports of an increase in students cheating has caught America by surprise. Sixty-four percent of students cheated on a test in the past year and 38 percent did so two or more times, up from 60 percent and 35 percent in a 2006 survey.


Grant and Scholarship Advice for Homeschoolers
As the costs of state colleges continue to rise deeming them unaffordable, I am becoming worried about how my homeschooled kids will pay for college.


Clean Up Your Act or You're Homeschooling!
As a homeschooler, I may have threatened my kids once or twice that if they did not show me more respect or cooperation, they would have to go to public school. This usually gets them in line. They've been there, done that, and don't want to do it again.

Notes from a homeschooling mom: high school
While most people managed to keep their opinions to themselves when it came to homeschooling my young kids, as they approached middle and high school, I could see a certain frantic ...


Students cheat because we teach them to
Speaking of kids cheating in school!"Richard J. Condon, the special commissioner of investigation for the city school system, found in a report issued on Wednesday that the assistant principal, Ruth Ralston, of the High School for Contemporary Arts...


Why are kids cheating in school

With 95% of high school students admitting to cheating in school one has to wonder why they cheat. Even more so, one has to wonder why 93 percent feel justified in cheating. Now I was not an angel in high school. As I remember it, I... Read More

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

We we started homeschooling (a recap)

This is a recap of why we began homeschooling written for my National Examiner website.

Probably more odd than a homeschooling mom writing about education in general is the fact that I have nothing against public education. In fact, I believe that some children thrive quite well in public schools, and many even excell. Still I have opted to homeschool my children. I have my reasons.


If you go back to my First year lost files, you will find a similar recap.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

America Oursourcing teachers?

“Some of the largest users of H-1B visas aren't tech firms or major research universities. Rather, these unlikely users are the nation's public school systems.” (Ednews.org)

Baltimore had 196 visas issued to teachers for the 2006-2007 school year. New York City had 171. Smaller school districts have a proportionate number of foreign teachers.
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