A bill that would allow homeschool students in West Virginia to participate in public school sports and other extracurricular activities is on its way to becoming law. The measure, which has failed to get across the finish line in recent legislative sessions, cleared the Senate Monday and now heads to Gov.
Australian homeschoolers in the state of Victoria are facing stricter regulations in an education crackdown from Education Minister James Merlino.
Under the new homeschooling policy, 1 in 10 homeschooling families will be targeted for audits and parents will now have to submit reports proving they are meeting Australia’s education requirements.
These changes are part of broader modifications being made to the regulations which will be presented before Parliament in upcoming weeks.
Susan Wight, the coordinator of the Home Education Network, said the changes are hostile towards homeschoolers and insulting. Homeschooling groups were not consulted about the changes and were left in the dark.
There are 3006 homeschooling families in Victoria which account for 4745 homeschooled students who will be affected by this change in policy. Homeschooling numbers are up from 2071 families and 2582 students in 2014.
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Source: The Age
New “Inspiring Education” curriculum to be imposed on all Alberta schools by 2016 Parents’ group points to failure of “Discovery Math”, warns against expansion CALGARY/EDMONTON: Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) today released its report on “Inspiring Education”, a new curriculum to be imposed on all schools in Alberta by 2016.
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter Introduces Bill Prohibiting Federal Mandate of Common Core Standards – Breitbart
The proposed legislation would permit states that have rejected these standards to still qualify for federal grants and waivers. In addition, Vitter has also introduced bills that would allow taxpayers who homeschool their children to be eligible for tax deductions for instructional expenses.
State laws governing homeschool monitoring vary widely. In some states, homeschooled kids must be seen and reviewed annually by a certified educator. In some, parents have sole discretion over their children’s education.