February 26 2020 NORWALK, CT – Homeschool families can take a special educational dive into the marine world through discounted admission and grade-appropriate programs on Fri., March 13 during “Homeschool Day” in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. This focused day makes available to homeschool students many of the educational classroom programs regularly presented to traditional school groups by Aquarium educators.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com introduces a secure forum for homeschooling moms. Despite shifts to social media platforms over the last 15 years, discussion forums have endured. A private forum offers a stable secure option for facilitating conversations and lasting relationships around a focused common interest. The forum is available only to members of SchoolhouseTeachers.com where your first month’s fee is currently only one dollar.
According to an annual report released by the Florida State Department of Education, homeschooling grew by 2.7% last year. Counties with the highest percentage of homeschoolers include Duval, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach and Broward with Duval having the highest percentage at 7.6%. Nationally, homeschooling has remained steady at about 3.4%. This story was submitted by Livi Stanford (@l_stanford1221).
The Washington County Library in Abingdon, VA is offering Homeschool Days at the main library on the first, second and third Wednesdays of the month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The first Wednesday of the month features STEM programming. The second Wednesday features our popular Lego Play. The third Wednesday offers Arts and Crafts. The Hayters Gap branch library offers a STEM program Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
No Boundaries Youth Theater offers two homeschool programs for aspiring actors. Homeschool Junior Players is for younger homeschool performers (5-8) and Homeschooler Repertory Players for ages 8-14 will be offered in two ten-week sessions. For more information and to register visit nbyt.org.
Taylor Hanson, (yes, THAT Taylor Hanson), has announced that he and his wife Natalie are expecting their sixth child. Natalie and Taylor homeschool their five children and will be homeschooling them while Taylor is on tour with Hanson this fall.
Chinese parents choose to homeschool their children despite it being forbidden by the government. The size of the country allows them to stay under the radar, for now.
More Connecticut parents turn to homeschooling their kids as national statistics rise. Parents cite various reasons for homeschooling, chief among them being the one-size-fits-all approach of public schools.
Jacqueline Rosario is running for a seat on the Indian River County School Board District 2. Part of her platform is to “see extra-curricular activities, clubs, after-school programs, summer school, even sports offered to our local homeschool students.”