Helen on June 23rd, 2010

Homeschooling. The word brings to mind images of colorful books piled on a table, a well-used collection of pencils and paper and scissors and glue, the waxy-sweet smell of a freshly-opened box of crayons, an assortment of kitchen-science ingredients in boxes and bottles of different shapes and sizes. Fall days collecting leaves, spring mornings examining [...]

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Helen on April 10th, 2008

For as long as I can remember, Patrick Farenga has been a good friend and ally, not only to we at Home Education Magazine, but to homeschoolers and unschoolers everywhere. So it was with great dismay that I read the essay this morning at his website, PatFarenga.com. Pat wrote, in part: “It has come to [...]

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HEM News & Commentary Editor Valerie Bonham Moon posted a note to her blog about a new research paper which is raising waves in homeschooling circles. Valerie gives a nod to homeschooling dad Chris O’Donnell for unearthing this find, and I likewise send appreciation to Chris for being right on top of things. The paper, [...]

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Helen on March 25th, 2007

Several of the discussion lists and weblogs which I frequently visit have recently focused on the topic of homeschooling and public charter schooling. It’s not a new subject, by any means, but the conversation this time around seems different in a few ways, and some of those ways are very encouraging. My fellow bloggers here [...]

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