Tag:homeschooling

  • Education seeing ‘unconventional’ growth

    Homeschooling is the maverick among North Carolina’s K-12 options. Since its launch three decades ago, homeschooling has bucked convention and stumped prognosticators. Age and experience haven’t tamed its life outside the lines; this unorthodox movement still defies expectations. Yet amid unpredictability, one constant has emerged: Homeschooling is enormously popular. Thirty…

  • School choice growth in N.C. impressive

    There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years. The state has made massive investments in K-12 education with a focus on grade-level proficiency in reading. Accountability is stronger. We pay teachers better. School districts have unprecedented budgetary…

  • Homeschooling Grows Up

    No longer in the throes of adolescence, North Carolina’s homeschooling movement celebrated its 20th birthday this year. Much has changed since the General Assembly moved to legalize homeschooling in 1988. Here and across the nation, the homeschooling movement has grown in stature and popularity – defying stereotypes and occasionally, disarming…

  • Homeschooling in the nation

    WASHINGTON, DC — This report represents the latest survey information on the prevalence of homeschooling in the nation. Using these numbers, the report estimates the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the US.

  • More Black Families Homeschooling

    RALEIGH — Thousands of black children across North Carolina are finding their way out of institutionalized education and into the bosom of hearth and home to learn their ABCs and 123s. And the numbers are steadily growing. Nationwide, the numbers of black students homeschooling has topped 120,000. Not only are…