35th Annual CHEA Convention – Save the Date!

35th annual chea convention

The 35th annual CHEA Convention will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center June 28-30, 2018. Details to come regarding speakers, special features, exhibitors, hotel, and more. Save the date and invite a friend!

Volunteers are always needed. A volunteer receives one audio CD for each session worked. A limited number of Convention volunteers may earn complimentary registration. To volunteer for the Annual Convention, e-mail beavolunteerannual@cheaofca.org.

Rising Pro Surfer Eithan Osborne Struggles with Decision to Homeschool

This article really intrigued me. I’m not someone who follows pro surfing but it caught my eye because here is a young man who understands the struggle between developing and honing his skill and the demands it places on attending public school.

Apparently, many aspiring professional surfers are homeschooled because of the demands on their time due to travel and competition. This honest look at how a young man perceives this microcosm is a breath of fresh air.

Eithan Osborne: Why School Matters – SURFING Magazine

Today’s aspiring professional surfer doesn’t have what would be considered a “normal” childhood. Instead, they have a job – and that job is to go surfing. As is the trend in all sports, kids are getting very serious about surfing from a very young age.

Unschooling the Silicon Valley Way

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids | WIRED

The Cook boys are homeschooled, have been ever since their parents opted not to put them in kindergarten. Samantha’s husband Chris never liked school himself; as a boy, he preferred fiddling on his dad’s IBM PC to sitting in a classroom. After three attempts at college, he found himself unable to care about required classes like organic chemistry and dropped out to pursue a career in computers. It paid off; today he is the lead systems administrator at Pandora. Samantha is similarly independent-minded—she blogs about feminism, parenting, art technology, and education reform and has started a network of hackerspaces for kids. So when it came time to educate their own children, they weren’t in any hurry to slot them into a traditional school.