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Facebook Starts Rolling Out Support For Apple’s Live Photos

It’s been just under 3 months since Apple debuted “Live Photos” with the iPhone 6s and, slowly but surely, big third parties are finding ways to integrate them. Tumblr picked them up just days ago… and now Live Photos are getting support from the biggest photo sharing beast of them all: …

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Homeschooling Regulations by State

Homeschooling has been legal throughout the United States for about 25 years, but regulations vary dramatically across the country. Use our map to …

Regulation

Why Homeschooling Is Growing

Fifteen years ago, the homeschooling movement seemed small, obscure, and, frankly, a bit scary. As a group, they seemed to be running away from the …

"What If I Can't Teach That?" and other doubts homeschooling moms have • The Koala Mom

<b>One of the biggest questions I see expressed by homeschooling moms</b> is whether or not they can teach their children. Some moms worry about teaching …

The Reason I Chose to Homeschool My Kids Has Nothing to Do With Teachers

The number one question we get asked as a homeschooling family is "why?" Why did we choose to make the change from public school to homeschool? Why homeschool and not one of the other options available to us like a charter or private school? Why have we continued to homeschool our children even …

5 More Tips For Families Considering Homeschooling

This summer at this site, Peter Cook wrote an excellent article containing his tips for families thinking about homeschooling. To briefly recap, his …

Homeschooled Kids: The Smartest Kids Out There!

I have been teaching a group of homeschooled high school kids a Constitutional Law course this semester. Early on, it was apparent to me that these …

Homeschooled children do not grow up to be more religious

An estimated two million children are being homeschooled in the United States. Scholars studying homeschooling often talk about the academic …

A Parent's GPS Guide to Confident Homeschooling

With homeschooling on the rise, more and more parents are assuming a direct responsibility for their children's education. No matter how committed we are or in it for the long haul, however, there are times when <i>all</i> homeschooling parents experience a crises of confidence.<p>While there are many …

Homeschooling Parents Don't Bother with Math Because the Rapture's Coming Anyway

Dispatches from where-the-fuck-else Texas.<p>Somedays, y'know, I just wipe down the mahogany here at the shebeen and I look out the window at the autumn colors against the bright blue sky, and I think, "Why in the fck did I ever give up that job as a ranger at the state park?"<p>This is one of those days.<p>…

Josh Hutcherson's Homeschool Prom Was A Night Of Epic Awkwardness

What does a homeschool prom have in common with "The Hunger Games"?<p>A lot, actually. For one, it's a magical, annual event when teenage tributes dress …

Homeschool Advocates in Iowa are Still Divided on 2016, For Now

AMES, IOWA — As the oldest of six homeschooled children, Caleb Burke is a lot like his father, David.<p>The 17-year-old from Boone is thinking about starting a window-washing service modeled after his dad's business. Both father and son love the World War II survival novel <i>Unbroken</i> — but not the movie. …

Homeschooling Family Started Making Short Films for Fun Until That Playful Hobby Turned Into Something Far Bigger

A decade ago, Aaron and Chad Burns joined other members of their family in making short films just for the fun of it, but that hobby has now turned into something far greater, as the cousins are just days from seeing their feature film, “Beyond the Mask,” head to theaters nationwide.<p>Both from …

The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families

African American parents are increasingly taking their kids' education into their own hands—and in many cases, it's to protect them from institutional racism and stereotyping.<p>Marvell Robinson was in kindergarten when a classmate reportedly poured an anthill on him at the playground. After that, the …

Education

9 Things Parents Who Homeschool Want You to Know

Think homeschooling is for slacker families or those living off the grid? These moms and dads in the trenches set the record straight.<p>Jenny Lilienthal was worried about her youngest son, Josh, when he started a new school with his brother Paul in Schoharie, New York. "Things seemed fine at first, …

Who should monitor homeschooling?

Should homeschool parents have complete control over the content and outcomes of their children’s education, with no external assessment or …