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%
Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow, appeared on Good Morning America to promote his new book. In the interview with Jessica Mendoza (who also homeschools her children) he talked about his mission to reach kids who are homeschooled and let them know that it’s OK to be different.
Hershey’s Homeschool Day is on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your kids to The Hershey Story and discover all things Hershey — the man, his business, the town, and the chocolate — in an active, hands-on way! Our unique programs reach far beyond history to include economics, geography, science, math and reading. Tickets are $10 per person. More information about Hershey’s Homeschool Day and other homeschooling programs is available hersheystory.org. (HT: @HomeschoolingH)
On August 30th, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) is set to judge the legality of homeschooling. To-date, about 60 families have been indicted for “intellectual abandonment” in Brazil, however, National Association of Family Education says legal proceedings have been suspended until the STF makes a judgment on homeschooling’s legality. Statistics from the National Association of Family Education indicate about 7,500 families homeschool in Brazil which comes to about 15,000 students.
Galowich Family YMCA near Joliet, IL is offering Homeschool Open Swim program on Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m. Sessions start on September 10th and run through November 12th. The program is free for YMCA facility members. Community members may purchase a 10-visit family punch pass for $50. Visit jolietymca.org for more information and to register.
The Burlington County Library in Westampton, NJ invites homeschoolers to their open house to learn about the service BCLS offers to homeschooling families. The event is free and no registration is required. Come to the library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 26th to learn about homeschool workshops, storytimes, STEAM, and BCLS resources.