SchoolhouseTeachers.com introduces a secure forum for homeschooling moms. Despite shifts to social media platforms over the last 15 years, discussion forums have endured. A private forum offers a stable secure option for facilitating conversations and lasting relationships around a focused common interest. The forum is available only to members of SchoolhouseTeachers.com where your first month’s fee is currently only one dollar.
In an article in the Scout Somerville, Neil Cicierega the Creator of popular YouTube series ‘Potter Puppet Pals’ stated he was homeschooled. He says his parents start homeschooling him the fourth grade. He said his parents’ “a loose curriculum…provided boundless amounts of time for him and his two siblings to explore their interests.” The full article can be read here.
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.
An article from ABC News (Australia) highlights the literacy and numeracy gap between indigenous non-indigenous children in Australia. Some indigenous parents are turning to homeschooling to make up for the Australian education systems unfair treatment of Aboriginal students.
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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).