Homeschooling in Virginia Increased By 12% Over the Last Five Years

State sees 12% increase in homeschooling over last 5 years

DANVILLE, Va. – The number of home-schooled students in Virginia is rising. The Danville Register & Bee reported Tuesday that the state’s home-schooled population saw a 12 percent increase in the last five years. There were nearly 39,000 home-schooled students during 2013-14 school year. That’s compared to about 43,500 students last school year.

Conversation a Part of the Curriculum at This Homeschool Co-op

Teens are studying the lost art of conversation at this secular homeschool co-op in Virginia Beach

Jared Cochran admits that sometimes during a conversation, he’ll only half listen. It’s something a lot of people are guilty of, especially with the distraction of phones and other technology. But a class the 18-year-old is taking at his homeschool co-op in Virginia Beach has made him aware of the bad habit, and now he’s making a conscious effort to be a more active listener.

Homeschooling is Up in Kentucky and Other News

Kentucky General Assembly’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee reported that homeschooling is gaining popularity in the Bluegrass State. According to the report, more than 26,500 families (or about 3.5%) are homeschooling their children. This is slightly higher than the national average of 3.3%

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Barnes & Noble Teacher Appreciation Days Ends Soon and Other News

Barnes & Noble is celebrating teachers and administrators nationwide with its Fall Educator Appreciation Days until October 14. Barnes & Noble will be offering additional discounts, offers, and giveaways, while supplies last to homeschool teachers too. The special discounts offered during Educator Appreciation Days are available to pre-K to grade 12 teachers and administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program.

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