An article in today’s Chicago Tribune, Home-Schooled Teens Get Prom of Their Own, highlights the event’s “…chance to dance, look dashing, meet peers…” and amongst the typical quotes and statistics was this gem of a quote from Lois Kanter, 17, who called the prom “a magical moment that harkened me back to when I was [...]

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HEM’s News & Commentary tracks news stories of interest to homeschoolers and the homeschooling community. Recent posts include: Unschooling Redux Pat Farenga’s Analysis HuffPost on Unschooling Good Morning America Shifts in Testing Home Education Licensing Scheme Thrown Out Being With Your Kids Core Standards for Young Children, Ctd. Homeschoolers and “Values Voters” Coalition Homeschool Identity [...]

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Gregory and Martine Millman, authors of Homeschooling: a Family’s Journey (Tarcher, 2008), wrote recently on their blog of the same name: “…We have always paid close attention to the relationship between homeschooling, economics, and lifestyle. The global financial crisis that began shortly after publication of our book led us attempt to identify the best places [...]

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An interesting post at ScienceBlogs by author and writer Jonah Lehrer takes a look at the dynamics of creative kids in the classroom: “Everybody wants a creative child - in theory. The reality of creativity, however, is a little more complicated, as creative thoughts tend to emerge when we’re distracted, daydreaming, disinhibited and not following [...]

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HEM’s News & Commentary tracks news stories of interest to homeschoolers and the homeschooling community. Recent posts include: The Virtues of Standardized Tests Homeschooling and Immigration – Canada Experts’ Vision for Future Assessments Short-term Homeschooling: Why Bother? WA State’s Parent-Partner Programs It’s Not the Homeschooling Hey! Hollywood! Leave our kids alone! Lacking Accountability, Doing Just [...]

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This Scouting Magazine article is a pleasant surprise. Plug Into the Network Why hooking up with the homeschooled can boost your pack. Homeschool families can make a great addition to many packs because they’re child-focused, contain involved parents, and often share many of Cub Scouting’s core values. How can you connect with homeschool families in [...]

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