Brazilian Supreme Court Rules Parents Need Approval to Educate at Home and More

Previously, I’d reported the Brazilian Supreme Court would rule on the legality of homeschooling in the South American country. While they did not rule it was illegal, the court did indicate that parents would need to get approval from local school districts in order to educate at home. This is a developing story and I will have more to report in the future.

The Bettendorf Public Library in Bettendorf, IA has weekly homeschool STEAM workshops for all grades. The program meets on Tuesday in the fall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Junior League Program Room. There will be demonstrations, experiments, and discovery projects. Children will be separated into groups by age, interest, or skill. No registration is required. Repeat attendance is encouraged, but not required. Contact John Gillette and Christine Garrow for more information.

The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier offers free admission to homeschooling families. The museum also offers the History for Homeschoolers program the second Wednesday and the second Thursday of each month, September 2018 through May 2019, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Cost is $8 per child per class. Families with three or more children participating receive a discount. Parents and non-participating children are free. Recommended for children ages 7 to 12. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. More information at

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