As the end of the school year draws closer, there is a lot of talk on local homeschool email lists and Facebook groups about the end of the year “evidence of progress” requirement (due August 1st). Inevitably, certain “myths” surrounding the process wind up making an appearance during these discussions.
Understanding what is and is [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
The Virginia General Assembly opened its 2012 session on Wednesday, January 11, and VaHomeschoolers’ government affairs team has been watching the action very closely. Our team of volunteer legislative monitors has been scouring over every bill that could have relevance to homeschooling and related topics (such as curfews, truancy, driver education, and so on). Our [...]
If you have ever considered contacting your state legislator about an issue that is important to you, whether it is related to homeschooling or some other topic, you may have wondered whether your voice really matters and what is the most effective way of making your views heard. Legislators are busy people, and getting their [...]
A Wonderful College Experience for Kids: Kids’ Tech University at Virginia Tech
Submitted by Amy Wilson
Hey, folks, it’s time to sign up for Kids’ Tech University (KTU) if you’re interested. This is an amazing opportunity offered by Virginia Tech to kids ages 9 to 12 years old. [...]
October 20, 2011
This afternoon VaHomeschoolers attended our annual meeting with representatives of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in Richmond to discuss areas of concern affecting homeschooling families as they work with their local school divisions, as well as expectations for the upcoming legislative session.
VaHomeschoolers Director of Government Affairs Amy Wilson led [...]
It pays to stay in school. Over a lifetime, a high school dropout working full-time will earn $300,000 less than a high school graduate, and more than $1 million less than a college graduate!
If your student wants to go to college this is an incredible resource that we just had to [...]
~Submitted by Aimee Saunders Last year the for profit curriculum company K12 launched the Virginia Virtual Academy,or VAVA. Though K12 headquarters resides in Herndon Virginia, VAVA is a fairly recent addition to a large and growing family of K12 schools throughout the country. I was a teacher at a K12 academy in Pennsylvania for 4 [...]
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers would like to notify our members and the homeschooling community in general of a subcommittee hearing of the Virginia House Education Committee on September 6, 2011 at 10 am in Richmond, in the General Assembly Building, House Room D.
The topic of the meeting is House Bill 2395, the Homeschool [...]