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Learning a Foreign Language with your Homeschooler

Learning a foreign language can be fun and exciting, but whether or not your homeschooler studies one is completely up to you. Here are a few ideas to consider as you make this decision, as well as a few resources to help. Foreign Language Requirements for Schools and Jobs While…

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What is a microschool?

Like hybrid homeschooling and pandemic pods, the term microschool has entered the mainstream education conversation over the past year. There is not a set textbook definition for microschools, but they are often described as one-room schoolhouses for the modern world. Some have as few as 10 children; others might have…

Getting Started Guide to Pods

From classes at local schools to families coming together and forming co-ops to the recent growth of “micro-schools,” homeschoolers have always taken advantage of the larger community to ensure kids get the education they need. Now that millions of children are learning at home—virtual schooling or homeschooling—“pandemic pods” are…

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¿Qué debo hacer?

La experta en educación Colleen Hroncich, quien educa a sus hijos en casa, responde las 5 preguntas más frecuentes de los padres que empiezan—o consideran empezar—el proceso de educar a sus niños en el hogar. Yo nunca quise educar a mis hijos en casa. ¿Qué debo hacer? Es importante entender…

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Homeschool Resources

Several colleges and universities publish free online courses that are especially beneficial to homeschool high school students looking for a rigorous, college-level challenge:   MIT OpenCourseWare – Many undergraduate and graduate courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are published online for free.  Hillsdale College…

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Thinking About Homeschooling? Here are 5 Things to Know

Homeschool mom and education expert Colleen Hroncich answers the five most frequently asked questions she gets from parents starting—or considering starting—homeschool. I never wanted to homeschool – what should I do?! It’s important to understand the current situation—trapped indoors with a pile of academic expectations and requirements—is not normal homeschooling. In my…

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Pa. Homeschooling 101: Legal Requirements

Thinking about homeschooling in Pennsylvania but don’t know where to begin? Here’s what you need to know to get started from education policy expert and homeschool mom Colleen Hroncich. Understanding the legal aspects of homeschooling can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be so. There are a number of…

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Myths & Facts: Homeschooling

While the average kid—or parent—might have rejected the idea of homeschooling just a year ago, COVID-19 could change that sentiment. As face masks, social distancing, rotating schedules, and health risks dull the excitement of a new school year, home education is garnering increased attention and favor. While the switch may…

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What is Hybrid Homeschooling?

I have four kids, and when it comes to education, we’ve done it all—district, private, cyber charter, and homeschool. My favorite approach is hybrid homeschooling because it offers the best of all options. With hybrid homeschooling, kids learn in a traditional classroom and at home. The specifics can vary, but…