CA school district launches home school program to stem enrollment decline

By Victor Skinner on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A California school district is trying a new approach to attract more students amid declining enrollment: listening to parents and giving them what they want. Conejo Valley Unified School District is launching the K-6 Independent Home Study Program to offer parents support in homeschooling their children personalized education programs tailored to […]

Education prof claims ‘jury is still out’ on effectiveness of homeschooling

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

RICHMOND, Va. – Despite evidence showing homeschool students outperform their public school peers in academics, and a growing movement of parents educating their own children, Virginia Union University professor Matthew Lynch claims “the jury is still out” on the effectiveness of homeschooling. Lynch doesn’t think many parents have what it takes to teach their children […]

WV legislators mull easing restrictions on homeschooling

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginia lawmakers want to make it easier for homeschooled students to receive a Promise Scholarship – a $4,750 a year grant toward college. Legislators introduced one bill to eliminate a requirement for homeschooled students to earn a GED before qualifying for a Promise Scholarship, and another that would reduce red […]

‘Worst ever’ home school bill withdrawn in Ohio

By on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After coming under fire for what many were calling the “worst ever” home schooling bill, an Ohio state senator has decided to withdraw a controversial bill that would have required background checks for parents who decided to home-school their children.