One Family’s Decision to Homeschool

Emma-Marie Dulog

It’s summertime. It’s time for some decisions. We’ve all been there, sitting at the kitchen table, pros and cons list in front of us, making the big decision. Should we continue with our child’s current educational path, or should we do something big, something scary, and head out on that weedy, [...]

Court Rejects Romeike Asylum Appeal while Explicitly Recognizing U.S. Homeschooling Freedoms

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by Amy Wilson, Government Affairs Director

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit rendered its opinion in the case of the Romieke family, German homeschoolers seeking asylum in the United States on the grounds that Germany’s compulsory school attendance law persecutes [...]

Teen Tackles Homeschooling Myths in Local Newspaper

Andrew McCullough, a thirteen-year-old homeschooled student in Powhatan, tackled some big myths about homeschooling last month and was given space in the local newspaper, Powhatan Today. Andrew, whose family are members of The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers, aspires to be a journalist or an engineer. This article was his fourth for Powhatan Today.

Chances [...]

Responsibility, Trust, and Virginia’s Religious Exemption

A recent report on Virginia’s Religious Exemption (RE) option by a University of Virginia law professor and his students is making headlines. UVA’s Child Advocacy Clinic on September 11 released the report by Professor Andrew Block, which examines the unique nature of Virginia’s RE and questions whether children under the RE are receiving an education. [...]

Local Homeschoolers Win the VA State FPS Bowl!

 

From left to right are Kaity McCullough, Peter Cagnina, Conner Benway, John Chase Huddleston and Sophie Duncan.

Despite the very real challenges facing our world, there is a corps of local students determined to do something about them. Fifth graders Connor Benway, Peter Cagnina, Sophie Duncan, John Chase Huddleston and Kaity McCullough are [...]

TIME Magazine Provides our Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Last night after Nick did some soccer training at Ukrop Park in Richmond, we went in the Martin’s grocery store. There, next to the sugar free gum in the checkout line, was a stack of TIME magazines, the April 2, 2012 issue.

The issue we’re in.

Nick Faulconer at Darden-Towe Park. Photo by Reed Young [...]

Norfolk Homeschooled Teen Wins Spelling Bee Again!

 

Congratulations to Caroline Willett, who won the Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee for the second time in Norfolk on Saturday, February 11. She now heads to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will be held between May 27 and June 1. We wish her luck!

You can read about her triumph in [...]

Homeschoolers in the News

Some of our VaHomeschoolers were mentioned in the following online article on Homeschooling. Read all about it!

Annandale Patch – For Home-Schooled Students, Few Routine Days

Alternative Bison

Submitted by Barb Ben  

Photo from ReverbNation

Check out the article on the new band Bison in the latest issue of the Voice! Did you know there was a new up and coming band that is all homeschoolers playing the alternative scene in Hampton Roads and Harrisonburg? That’s right, three homeschool [...]

Homeschooler Wins Local PBS Writing Contest!

Nathan Christensen, 11, a resident of Lake Ridge, traveled to Harrisonburg on May 11 to read his short story “Huskoo and the Whale” for a taping at Virginia’s Public Television (WVPT), an affiliate of Public Broadcasting Service. Nathan won first place in the fifth grade division of WVPT’s PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

After this [...]