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).
Homeschooling has nearly doubled in Australia since 2014. Some people attribute this to a rise in religious bullying towards Christians and Muslims for their positions on same-sex marriage. The high cost of religious homeschooling has prompted parents to choose homeschooling as an alternative.
Homeschool Global is holding its first Global Homeschool Conference (GHC) in the Philippines on October 13, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center in Bonifacio Global City. The Conference will feature workshops for parents and teens, a homeschool exchange, and a number of well-known keynote speakers. For more information and to register, visit homeschoolglobal.com.
The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT is offering a series of classes for homeschoolers. Two sessions are available for students ages 7-9 and 10-13. Sessions begin on Sept. 24th and registration ends on the 19th. Visit maritimeaquarium.org for more information and to register.