By Katie Slavnik
Casual dinnertime banter between Cade Martin, an 11th grader from Chesterfield, and his father, originally sprang from Cade’s natural interest in history. Over time, these conversations evolved to include lively discussions about many topics such as current events and world politics. This eventually led Cade to get involved in [...]
Compiled by Pamela Schmidt, Bluemont and Karen Phaup, Beaverdam
Self-described author, educator, adventurer and entrepreneur Blake Boles was the keynote speaker at the 2015 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair. Exuding a quiet, and unimposing first impression, he received resounding positive accolades from both the teen attendants and their parents. Such global enthusiasm is rare [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Homeschooled students who will be attending college full-time in the 2011-2012 academic year, as well as current college freshman and sophomores with younger sibling(s) still homeschooling, are eligible for the KCI Homeschool Scholarship Essay Contest—and the entry deadline of February 28, 2011 is fast approaching!
The first place winner receives a $1,000.00 cash award; the [...]
I was listening to NPR’s All Things Considered on a drive back from WCVE in Richmond, an NPR member station I work for part-time, and I was surprised to hear an unusual homeschooling story about a girl who was homeschooled by her mom, a long haul truck driver. Kerry Anderson began her post-homeschool college career [...]