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Happy National Grammar Day and Words Matter Week

I love wordy holidays. We spend time teaching our children that words matter, and how to read, write, and speak correctly (or at least I hope we do), and I think those home lessons are reinforced by national holidays that...

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Virginia Home Education Month Display at Rockville Library

In celebration of “Virginia Home Education Month,” I was invited to put up a homeschool display at the Cochrane-Rockville branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library. You can see photos below.

What Happens When Teachers Aren’t Allowed to Teach

In a video that reminds me of some of John Taylor Gatto‘s work, Stephen Round, a dedicated second-grade teacher reads his letter of resignation from the Rhode Island school system. Here are a few points Mr. Round makes in the...

Great Books Week: Les Misérables is 150 Years Old

Visit the Great Books Week site for a few ideas on how to celebrate, some quotes on great literature, and more. In a world of strife and turmoil, the classics remain beautiful and timeless. I hope you enjoy celebrating this week!

Patriot Day 2012: A Page From our Family Album

A remembrance of a trip to the World Trade Center, the 9-11 Day Movement, free America prints, and quotes on freedom and liberty, plus two announcements.

Constitution 201: A Free Online Class from Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is offering free 10-week online courses on the Constitution of the United States. These can provide grounding for wise decisions in the coming election season.

Education Under Fire in Iran

We enjoy many educational freedoms in the United States, but others aren’t as fortunate. A fellow writer has shared news of the actions of the government in Iran to dismantle the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education in Iran and asked that I pass it on.

“Education Under Fire” is a 30 minute documentary about

The sky is falling!

Three New Contests: Poetry, Art, and Essays

Contests can be a great motivator and learning tool because they provide homeschool students with an outside-the-routine assignment, a firm deadline, an audience that’s bigger than mom, sometimes objective feedback or a prize. Plus, contests are often fun!

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