Homeschooling in Virginia Increased By 12% Over the Last Five Years

State sees 12% increase in homeschooling over last 5 years

DANVILLE, Va. – The number of home-schooled students in Virginia is rising. The Danville Register & Bee reported Tuesday that the state’s home-schooled population saw a 12 percent increase in the last five years. There were nearly 39,000 home-schooled students during 2013-14 school year. That’s compared to about 43,500 students last school year.

Conversation a Part of the Curriculum at This Homeschool Co-op

Teens are studying the lost art of conversation at this secular homeschool co-op in Virginia Beach

Jared Cochran admits that sometimes during a conversation, he’ll only half listen. It’s something a lot of people are guilty of, especially with the distraction of phones and other technology. But a class the 18-year-old is taking at his homeschool co-op in Virginia Beach has made him aware of the bad habit, and now he’s making a conscious effort to be a more active listener.