Homeschooling

Homeschooling skyrocketed during the pandemic, but what does the future hold?

Editor’s note: This analysis from Daniel Hamlin, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, and Paul E. Peterson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, appears in the Spring 2022 issue of Education Next. As folk wisdom has[Read More…]

Homeschooling surge continues despite schools reopening

Editor’s note: AP News published this article last week on its website, apnews.com The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise in homeschooling the U.S. has ever seen. Two years later, even after schools reopened and vaccines became widely available, many parents have chosen to continue[Read More…]

How hybrid schools are reshaping education

Editor’s note: This article from Kerry McDonald, senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, appeared recently on the foundation’s website. They’re not exactly schools, but they’re not homeschools either. They have elements of structured curriculum and institutional learning, while offering maximum educational freedom and flexibility. They provide a[Read More…]

From homesteading to homeschooling: How one northeast Missouri family is blazing its own trail

Editor’s note: This feature story appeared Tuesday on The Lion, a publication of the Herzog Foundation. Shannon Slee may not have known she would end up being a homeschooling, homesteading mom of five children – but she did know that her family someday would look different from the cultural norm.[Read More…]

Homeschooling skyrocketed during the pandemic, but what does the future hold?

Editor’s note: This analysis on homeschooling during the pandemic and beyond from Daniel Hamlin, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, and Paul E. Peterson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, appears in the Winter 2022 issue[Read More…]

Parents who started homeschooling during the pandemic don’t want to send their kids back

Editor’s note: This article appeared Wednesday in the Pensacola News Journal. The number of homeschoolers in Florida has spiked in a dramatic way since the start of the pandemic. The state saw an overall 35.2% increase in the number of homeschoolers between 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, according to the Florida Department of[Read More…]

Cardinal Institute For West Virginia 2022 School Choice Parent Advocate of the Year shares her journey and goals

“The hope is for my work to amplify the cries of the frustrated parents who are tired of it being so incredibly hard to provide a quality education for their children in our state.” – Jamie Buckland Editor’s note: You can learn more about education choice advocate Jamie Buckland here.[Read More…]

Best of 2021: Fact-checking the pundits as a new school year begins

Editor’s note: reimaginED is proud to reintroduce to our readers our best content of 2021 such as this commentary from guest blogger Jonathan Butcher. As students head back to school, we can check some predictions made last year about how COVID would change K-12 classrooms. First, teacher unions forecast that[Read More…]