Perennial Virtual Math Challenge May 22-24

Perennial Math is holding a virtual math challenge for grades 3-8. Virtual Challenge Tournaments are open for teams of 5 to compete. This is a great opportunity for homeschoolers to test their math skills against other students across the nation! Register your team today!

PerennialMath – Online Math Competition for Grade 3-12

Virtual Tournaments are Video Conferencing Tournaments in a WebEx Chat Room with a Gameshow Host. To reserve your seat Call 1-888-835-2366 or visit us!

Homeschooling Among Black Families Increasing

I don’t normally editorialize when I share news. On occasion I feel compelled to share my thoughts.

Diversity in the homeschooling community needs to be celebrated and encouraged. Homeschoolers these days are viewed as a monolithic group of white, Evangelical Christians who all voted for Trump.

Black families increasingly choose to homeschool kids

In the last 15 years, the number of black children in homeschool has doubled from 103,000 to about 220,000. Black parents cite a number of reasons for homeschooling children, including concern over peer pressure and drugs at school — but increasingly, they are also citing school-related racism as a reason to keep students at home.

However, there is room for all at the “kitchen table”. Families from many political backgrounds and religious traditions are starting to see the value of homeschooling and it’s up to those who are viewed as the majority to celebrate that diversity.

Please, if you have any news about “non-traditional” homeschoolers send it my way.

Education Experts Rejecting the “Homeschool Myth”

Education Experts Rejecting the "Homeschool Myth"

Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’ – and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools

During Betsy DeVos’ recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump’s education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once. Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 million kids.