Interest in Homeschooling Increases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Rhode Island, Massachusetts homeschooling organizations see increased interest

As fall school plans remain uncertain, local homeschooling organizations are reporting a growing number of new, interested families. “We have seen quite an uptick,” said Bill Heuer, executive director of the Massachusetts Home Learning Association. The latest available data shows around 7,600 students are homeschooled in Massachusetts and 1,800 students in Rhode Island; both, less than one percent of the entire student population.

Serial Homeschool Entrepreneur Revives Business; East Coast HSPN Volleyball Tournament

Serial entrepreneur and former homeschool student, Kayla Duerstock, revives mattress company Revived 365. As a teenager, Kayla also started a coffee shop and photography business.

Homeschooler Mitchell Mudge recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Mitchell earned 34 merit badges, a Bronze & Gold Palm while working towards the honor. His brother Kyle is also an Eagle Scout.

Registration for the 2018 Homeschool Sports Network East Coast Volleyball Tournament is now open. Teams should register by July 15, 2018. Students will only be allowed to compete on one team (e.g. U-18 or U-16, not both).

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