Homeschoolers: Consider a Gap Year Program Before Entering College

Homeschool graduates: Take advantage of this powerful new opportunity, opening fall 2019, in beautiful Chicago: The Great Connections Leap Year Gap Program will help you gain the thinking tools, habits, and experience you need to leap ahead, in college or elsewhere. Learn from the world’s most influential thinkers, including Ayn Rand, how to determine what to do with your life. Develop real friendships with people who will become your lifelong allies. Be ready to take on the world!

Apply now and mention “Wired Homeschool” (our sponsoring podcast) to be considered.

Institute for Excellence in Writing Hosts Virtual Winter Retreat

BIXBY, Okla. (Nov. 1, 2018) – The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) is hosting their annual online Winter Retreat on December 8, 2018, intent on providing educators with refreshing and informative content.

“The conference was really useful for me. Even the sessions that I wasn’t interested in somehow hooked me in, and I stayed to listen to them. I am so grateful to have found IEW,” said Jane Cooper, an attendee of one of IEW’s virtual retreats.

Speakers at IEW’s Winter Retreat include founder and director Andrew Pudewa, Susan Barton of Barton Reading & Spelling System, Sarah Mackenzie from Read-Aloud Revival, Adam Andrews from CenterForLit, author and speaker Heidi St. John, and IEW’s marketing director, Julie Walker.

IEW’s Winter Retreat is free and open to anyone wanting to learn more about dyslexia, reading, and writing and what IEW does to motivate and assist teachers, parents, and students. IEW’s mission is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.

Contact Information: Nicholas Buscemi Phone: (800) 856-5815 Email:

Homeschooling is Up in Kentucky and Other News

Kentucky General Assembly’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee reported that homeschooling is gaining popularity in the Bluegrass State. According to the report, more than 26,500 families (or about 3.5%) are homeschooling their children. This is slightly higher than the national average of 3.3%

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