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Communities step up support of homeschooling

by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/13/13, 04:45 pm

Last week at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., 120 homeschoolers launched rockets, created solar etchings, and mixed moon sand. From a second story deck, they dropped “lunar landing modules” made with shoeboxes and bubble wrap enclosing raw eggs.

“I got a little flack about the egg drop from our facility director, who had to power wash dried egg off the pavement. But it was worth it,” said Jessica Ruskin, 44, the museum's education director.

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Military families enlist in homeschool education

by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/31/13, 10:30 am

A growing number of military parents are tired of switching schools for their kids with every move. Instead, they are embracing homeschooling and increasingly finding support on base in the form of resources and homeschooling co-ops.

“If there’s a military installation, there’s very likely homeschoolers there if you look,” said 31-year-old Nicole McGhee, a mother of three who runs a Facebook page for military homeschooling parents. McGhee’s husband is stationed at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg. 

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North Carolina homeschoolers beat back proposed home inspections

by Andrew Branch
Posted 10/16/13, 02:22 pm

RALEIGH, N.C.—North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest warned the state’s homeschoolers Monday to look out for—and oppose—“random homeschool searches” by state officials.

Forest’s statement caused a stir among the homeschool community because it brought to light a longstanding practice of inspections the Division of Non-Public Education’s (DNPE) left dormant for 20 years. 

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