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NCES Releases Details on Homeschooling

Homeschooling is becoming a hot topic as parents find more flexible ways to teach their children out of school and researchers find homeschooling may provide a healthier sleep schedule for teenagers.

New data from a federal study of parent involvement helps provide a picture of homeschooling today:

Note that these numbers seem to be a conservative estimate compared to those of homeschooling researchers, who put the proportion of homeschooled kids at closer to 4 percent in the United States.

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