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Homeschooling (In Less than 1000 Words)

By Linda Dobson HOMESCHOOLING - the act of families accepting legal, financial, and educational responsibility for their own children in a family environment; an education that is individually configured and parent- or child-led; also known as home education. Homeschooling may be accomplished in the home with a parent as primary instructor, or [...]

Schools Closing; Public Ed Iceberg Is Melting

Yesterday’s Parent at the Helm news round-up titled “Top 50 Education Tech Blogs and More” included a report on a Wall Street Journal article about schools potentially turning to a four-day week in order to salvage jobs while continuing to function on shrinking budgets. As you might expect, many parents consider such a response to budget [...]

Libraries Still Keep Homeschooling Affordable for Families

When I was homeschooling three kiddos, we loved our library in Saranac Lake, New York. I'd keep track of the grand total of books we checked out - only by number of books, not names. When it came time to return the books, it was almost routine to gather, say, 42 books, only to look at the list and see we needed to return 43. Even today looking [...]

Homeschooling Myth #4 – “You Need Teacher Training, Dearie”

First, I want to thank everyone for the feedback on previous PATH posts, particularly the one about No Child Left Behind’s impact on government school practices. It’s getting a bit time-consuming to answer everyone well, so I thought an excerpt from my 1994 book, The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child:Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to [...]