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%
Barnes & Noble is celebrating teachers and administrators nationwide with its Fall Educator Appreciation Days until October 14. Barnes & Noble will be offering additional discounts, offers, and giveaways, while supplies last to homeschool teachers too. The special discounts offered during Educator Appreciation Days are available to pre-K to grade 12 teachers and administrators enrolled in the free Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card Program.
Radkey has released their latest single, “Rock & Roll Homeschool”. The three brothers from Missouri that make up the trio were homeschooled and said it’s one of the reasons they had so much time to write songs. Radkey is currently on tour in the U.S. and will start a European tour in 2019.
The Charlotte Mecklenberg homeschool book club meets on October 10th at 2PM to discuss James and the Giant Peach. This program is for homeschool students age 8-11. Visit the library’s website to register.
Compass Homeschool Classes is offering a special effects make-up clinic just in time for Halloween. This is a 1-hour clinic taught by a professional stage make-up artist for students ages 12 and up. Two sessions are available: 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm on Friday, October 26. Clinic fee is $49.00 per person. Register online before October 17.
Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is a feature-length documentary currently in post-production. They are asking the homeschool community, and supporters of this movement, to partner with them in spreading the message that homeschooling is good for students, good for families, and good for culture by bringing Schoolhouse Rocked to theaters nationwide. You can support the post-production needs through their Kickstarter project.