New this November! Ascenders classes are S.T.E.M focused! All classes are still 90 minutes long, meet once per week, and make up a 4 week session. Each S.T.E.M. class will be themed towards one S.T.E.M. aspect. The first week Science, the second week Technology, the third week Engineering, and the last week Mathmatics!
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.
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.
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%
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.