Month: September 2014

The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Moves to Support Homeschoolers

In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, where twenty elementary school children and six teachers were gunned down in December 2012, the state of Connecticut convened a panel to find ways to reduce the risk of future… Read More

Choosing the Data that Supports Your Agenda: A Look at Ray 2010

This post summarizes our research review, which provides a critical analysis of Ray (2010). Click HERE to read a more in-depth version of the arguments presented. In 2008, Dr. Brian Ray conducted a study on homeschoolers’ academic achievement… Read More

Why Self-Policing Is Not Sufficient

As a homeschooling mom beginning my second year of formal homeschool instruction, I rely heavily on blogs as resources. I read blogs written by other individuals who are homeschooling their children, communities of homeschooling parents, and communities of… Read More

How My Parents’ Homeschooling Methods Empowered Me to Follow My Dreams

I recently strolled down homeschool memory lane, googling the titles of fondly-remembered novels, asking my mom for an inventory of her closet stuffed with educational board games, recalling how one co-op teacher tied calculus to cryptography. My amble… Read More

The Homeschool Math Gap: The Data

The question of how homeschooled students fare academically has been raised countless times over the past three-and-a-half decades. Numerous volunteer-based studies have compared homeschooled students’ percentile scores on standardized tests with the national average and other studies have… Read More