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May 13, 2015

Bills Allowing Home-School Students in District Sports Advance in Ala., Texas

Both pieces of legislation require home schoolers to meet certain academic requirements before trying out for district school sports teams.

March 05, 2015

Sandy Hook Panel Special Ed Proposal Meets Resistance From Home Schoolers

An expert panel appointed by Connecticut's governor recommends in a draft that home-schooled students with disabilities receive individualized education programs and be monitored by their local school system.

January 26, 2015

Fifth Annual National School Choice Week Kicks Off

More than 11,000 events celebrating school choice are planned in all 50 states throughout the week.

January 23, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Home Schooling With the Kardashians?

On this week's roundup: why private schools opt out of voucher programs and a peak behind the scenes of KIPP's intensive principal training program.

January 09, 2015

Weekly News Roundup: As Home Schooling Grows, Is it Wise to Deregulate?

Utah, Iowa, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania have lifted requirements for home schooling families, reports The New York Times.

November 21, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Happy 25th Birthday to School Vouchers

This school year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the country's first voucher initiatives: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

November 11, 2014

Home Schoolers on Public School Sports Teams: Mo. Lawmaker Revives Debate

A bill that would allow home-schooled students to play on public school sports teams is likely to re-emerge in the Missouri legislature. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania lawmakers pass a bill ending district-level oversight of home schoolers.

August 15, 2014

N.C. Home-Schooled Students Outnumber Private School Students for First Time

Mounting common-core criticism in North Carolina is mentioned by some parents as a factor in choosing to home school their children, one advocate says.

August 15, 2014

'Why We Unschool': One Family's Account in Outside Magazine

The magazine has a first-person account of a family whose sons set their own educational agendas.

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