2020 MPE Conference & Curriculum Fair Cancelled

In a statement on their website, Chad Wombel, Conference Chairman, announced that the 2020 Midwest Parent Educator’s Conference is cancelled.

We’re aware of the KC announcement that per new CDC guidelines, no events/gatherings with more than 50 attendees will be allowed in KCMO for the next 8 weeks.

As a result, we will need to postpone or cancel our planned April 3-4 conference.

We will post more info this week as our team considers all options.

In the meantime, thanks for all the prayers and kind words…we appreciate them far more than we can express!

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: info@IEW.com

Tim Tebow Talks Homeschooling on GMA; Homeschooling in Color Expo

Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow, appeared on Good Morning America to promote his new book. In the interview with Jessica Mendoza (who also homeschools her children) he talked about his mission to reach kids who are homeschooled and let them know that it’s OK to be different.

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Homeschooling on the Rise in Florida; Religious Bullying Leads to Increase in Australian Homeschooling

According to an annual report released by the Florida State Department of Education, homeschooling grew by 2.7% last year. Counties with the highest percentage of homeschoolers include Duval, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach and Broward with Duval having the highest percentage at 7.6%. Nationally, homeschooling has remained steady at about 3.4%. This story was submitted by Livi Stanford (@l_stanford1221).

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