Helen on November 18th, 2007

Our January-February, 2008 issue will mark the beginning of our 25th year of publishing Home Education Magazine. A quarter of a century! A couple of years ago I started writing a history of how we started the magazine, and those posts can still be found in the blog archive, under the category History of Homeschooling. [...]

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Helen on September 13th, 2007

Our news editor, Valerie, has posted notes about curfew issues around the country. We’ve run a bit on curfews at this HEM site, but I’m taking this opportunity to begin a collection for anyone seeking information about this subject: Taking Charge: Curfews and Homeschoolers An Open Letter About Curfews “You Wanna Do What To My [...]

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Helen on August 24th, 2007

This in-depth post by our news editor, Valerie Moon, explains why many knowledgeable long-time activists in the homeschooling community have been shaking their heads in disgust over the recent Washington Times op-ed piece by HSLDA President J. Michael Smith, supposedly honoring Dr. Raymond Moore for his considerable lifetime achievements. It grieves many of us to [...]

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Helen on August 17th, 2007

This is only a little off-topic, since this blog is supported by a magazine whose publishers are grappling with ever-increasing postal rates. This postal rate hike is a concern because postal regulators have accepted a proposal from media giant Time Warner that would stifle small and independent publishers in America. The plan unfairly burdens smaller [...]

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Helen on August 17th, 2007

Almost a year ago, in October of 2006, homeschooler Rebecca Ward, of Beaverton, Oregon, became the new world champion of women’s sabre at the World Fencing Championships in Italy. At the age of 16, she became the youngest fencing world champion and became the first fencer in history to hold the cadet, junior and senior [...]

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