Indigenous Parents Turn to Homeschooling; Iowa Public Radio Story, Homeschool Drama

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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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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Australian Homeschoolers Clean Up Local Beach

Australian Homeschoolers Clean Up Local Beach

A group of homeschoolers from New South Wales, Australia spent a day picking up trash from their local beach.

An article detailing the project in Bega District News was written by one of the homeschoolers, 11-year-old Yemaya Oates.

She wrote, “We found bottles and cans that could have been more than 10 years old. Some of the bottles were an old shape. Lots of them were very faded.”

Oates wrote they were “cleaning up the environment, preventing animals from dying and making it a better place.”

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