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January 24, 2019

VIDEO: An 'Unschooling' Family Trusts Children to Guide Their Own Learning

Rather than adhering to a specific curriculum, families who "unschool" believe learning happens naturally and should be driven by a student's interests. Education Week spent a "school" day with the Matica family to see this decades-old approach to home schooling in action.

January 22, 2019

VIDEO: 'Culturally Relevant' Education Drives African-American Family to Home School

Monica Utsey, a Washington, D.C. mother of two, wanted her sons to learn the full history of black people which has been a driving force in her decision to home school them. She's part of a small, but growing community of black parents opting to teach their children at home.

January 16, 2019

VIDEO: Why This Military Family Home Schools

Like many home schooling military parents, Lindsay Jobe says that teaching her children at home gives the family educational stability during frequent relocations and flexibility when her husband Clifford is home from deployment.

January 14, 2019

VIDEO: One Day With a Muslim Home Schooling Family

Parents who choose to teach their children at home are often stereotyped as devout Christians, but families from many religious backgrounds are drawn to home schooling as a means of incorporating religious studies into students' education.

January 22, 2018

National School Choice Week: Annual Public Relations Campaign Kicks Off

The week-long campaign highlighting school choice will feature events in dozens of cities nationwide with organizers projecting that 6.7 million people will participate.

January 17, 2018

How Homeschooling Is Sometimes Used to Conceal Child Abuse

Most states take a very hands-off approach to regulating home schooling, and some advocates worry that makes it attractive to neglectful and abusive parents.

October 02, 2017

Why Have Homeschooling Numbers Flattened Out After a Decade of Growth?

A number of factors could be at play, from the growth of charter schools and private school vouchers, to economic pressures that made it impossible for families to keep one parent at home educating their children.

February 16, 2017

One Week In, Betsy DeVos Continues Outreach to School Choice Supporters

In her first public address as a confirmed member of President Donald Trump's administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chose to speak to members of the Magnet School Association of America.

January 25, 2017

School Choice Week Offers Republicans Chance to Rally Support for DeVos

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.

January 06, 2017

Homeschooling Group Urges Senators to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Ed. Secretary

Trump Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has been supportive of homeschooling, and the Home School Legal Defense Association wants to see her confirmed.

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