There is a growing body of research that indicates the efficacy (and even superiority) of homeschooling.
- 1.1 Million Homeschool Students in the United States in 2003 by the National Center for Education Statistics
- Homeschooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream by Patrick Basham, Cato Institute
Published by the Fraser Institute, Canada
- Homeschooling in the United States 1999 by the National Center for Education Statistics
- National Household Survey of 1999 Data Files by the National Center for Education Statistics
- Issues Related to the Estimating the Home-Schooled Population in the United States with National Household Survey Data by the National Center for Education Statistics
- Additional Research can be found at the National Home Education Research Institute.
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Missouri senators approved an education proposal Thursday that would create tax-credit education savings accounts for some students and would change the way students can transfer from low-performing districts and schools. Opponents say the savings accounts could be the "camel's nose under the tent" for more school choice proposals.
The Missouri Senate has passed a school choice bill that would create education savings accounts for students with disabilities, foster children and children with parents in the military. The legislation would create a tax credit program that parents of children with special needs could use to pay for educational expenses such as private school tuition, online classes and home schooling.
House lawmakers hit pause Tuesday on a sweeping school choice bill over concerns it would improperly divert taxpayer dollars to religious schools and financially harm public schools. "Our New Hampshire Constitution is clear that public funds cannot be used for sectarian purposes," Democratic Rep. Mary Heath said.
The proponents of Senate Bill 193, which intends to establish "education freedom" savings accounts, see a dystopian educational landscape that defies the reality of public education in New Hampshire. New Hampshire's public education system was recently ranked best in the nation and has been among the top-rated systems for years.
Home-schooled girl: "I study from 9 to 11:30. It's a half day every day, basically.
Families living in the middle of nowhere - far from the reach of the World Wide Web - are worried about the future of home schooling in isolated areas as the Correspondence School shifts to online learning. However, the school says internet learning benefits pupils and it can still send out printed class material in exceptional circumstances.
Ibrahim Hindy, an imam at Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga. Hindy says his experience with the Khadr family and al-Qaida in Pakistan has given him a useful insight into extremism.
The photo emailed to Ibrahim Hindy showed five men hanging by their necks. "Islamic wind chimes," the email read.
Children attending are encouraged to write a short story inspired by the show, with the winners set to have their work published in the May edition of the Ham & High education supplement. The show takes place on Saturday, April 29, at 2pm, with tickets priced at A 7 or A 24 for a family of four.
Kelly Cooper, head of subject for health and early childhood at London Metropolitan University, believes demand for 'outstanding' primary school places means families are missing out on their preferred choices. We spoke to London Metropolitan University's head of subject for health and childhood Kelly Cooper about her experience of National Offer Day... As a parent you take the decision of who cares for and educates your child very seriously.
Parents across Camden and Haringey have found out today which primary schools their children will be going to in September. In Camden 81.5 per cent of families got a place at their first choice of school - a 1pc increase from last year, but about 4pc below the London average.
In the wake of the Texas House scuttling a Senate idea of spending tax dollars on private and home schooling, school choice advocates say they hope their ideas could come from the House itself. House Bill 1335 , by Rep. Ron Simmon, R-Carrollton, would create an education savings account program for children with "special needs."
A blockbuster report detailing how California's charter school industry has wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by opening and building schools in communities that don't need them and often end up doing worse than nearby public schools, is a nationwide warning about how education privateers hijack public funds and harm K-12 public schools. "This report finds that this funding [building, buying, leasing] is almost completely disconnected from educational policy objectives, and the results are, in turn, scattershot and haphazard," the report's executive summary begins .
Baltimore County parents who teach their own children give home-schooling high marks Baltimore Sun Since 2013, there have been slight increases in home-schooled students in Baltimore County, but the number remains a tiny fraction of the 112,139 students in public schools.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough is taking action against city council after it turned down a school district's request to establish a home-schooling center. The Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that a judge's decision is pending on whether or not the council acted appropriately when it denied the Chugach School District's permit request.
I attended a public hearing for Senate Bill 193 on April 4. This bill, were it to become law, would allow families to take 90 percent of their child's portion of the state adequacy grant to the local school district to use for educational expenses such as private schooling or home schooling. At this public session, I heard that the bill contains language that may make it difficult to support constitutionally.
The Winstead family, from left, Pete, Anna, 8, Benjamin, 15, Jenni and Caroline, 12, at their home in Catonsville. The children have been home schooled.