Etymology Classes, Supplies Shopping, and International News

Homeschoolers near Pekin, IL will want to take advantage of the etymology classes offered at the Pekin Public Library. Classes start September 10th and will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 3rd thru 12th. Classes are free of charge thanks to a grant that started the library’s homeschooling program 10 years ago.

The Epoch Times has a wonderful article for parents who are doing any last-minute “back-to-homeschool” shopping. They have recommendations for getting all the supplies you’ll need from pencils and paper to library cards and coffee.

According to an article in the Indian Express, India is seeing an increase in homeschooling. India’s educations system cannot support the rapidly-developing country and many parents are starting to look to non-traditional forms of education like homeschooling. It’s estimated that 15,000 families in India are homeschooling their children.

An article in 24huers shares that only 0.01% of students in Switzerland are homeschooled. According to the Department of Public Education, that statistic has remained steady for years. Each canton has their own policies and some offer more freedom than others.

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