School Policies Are About Control, Not Teaching

These aren’t about teaching policies; they are about control. We are seeing more schools trying to marginalize parents’ decisions re standardized testing, dispositional (values, attitudes, and beliefs) questionnaires, and class material opt-outs that are already permitted by law. Read more about this issue in the following article. “Parental Rights in Public School: Quickly Disappearing. Parents Read More

The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) Puts Options Within Reach

What works for one child, may not work for another. The Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) believes that just as parents make decisions for their children in everyday matters, they should have that same choice in education. It is their mission to help families make that educational fit possible. NEO puts these options within reach Read More

Obama and Duncan: Mandatory Universal Preschool?

The governor’s political appointee to the state Board of Education seems to be advocating for universal preschool in his latest blog article. Is this Bill Duncan’s way of indicating that NH should implement universal preschool? It is important to know because the state BOE is a powerful agency of the executive branch and has historically Read More

Homeschool Event Hosted by the Boy Scouts of America

COME JOIN US AT OUR ONE DAY EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES Thursday November 13th at Camp Carpenter Event will be held from 10:00am – 2:00pm Come learn about other participating organizations including but not limited to: Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Exploring, Venturing, Legal Shield, Liberty Harbor, Robotics, Tutors, Healthy Kids Read More

What More Can Parents Do?

Recently a friend asked what more can she do to reduce Common Core’s impact on her child’s education. Like many other parents, she sees her child’s nightly frustration with Common Core homework and worries about the increased risks to her child’s private information. She is concerned that her child is not receiving a top-quality education, Read More

MIT’s Splash 2014 Program

The MIT Educational Studies Program is pleased to announce that registration for Splash 2014 is now open! Sign up for classes including: * Partial Differential Equations * Insects: Classification and Camouflage * The Politics of Skyrim * Disney and Pixar Films Debunked * Anatomy of a Metaphor Splash 2014 has over 600 classes for you Read More

College Scholarship for High-Achieving Seniors

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is accepting applications through November 4. The scholarship is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s Read More

Homeschooling — Where to Begin

Many first-time homeschoolers may feel a bit overwhelmed with where to begin. It can be a little scary to take your child’s education into your own hands. However, most homeschooling parents find it gets easier as they gain confidence, find resources, connect with other families, and see their children thrive in their own home education Read More

The Next Generation Science Standards Will Fail Our Children

Time is running out for the NH Board of Education to fulfill its promise to begin development of Common Core aligned science standards. The agreement was part of the original ESEA waiver application to get out of the No Child Left Behind obligations. In the ESEA Flexibility Waiver dated September 6, 2012, the NH BOE Read More

Homeschool Spelling Bee in Windham

Are you interested in participating in an annual spelling bee? Register at the Nesmith Library in Windham, NH, by October 30 to be part of this exciting opportunity for homeschoolers in the Granite State! Registration fee is $10 per family; students in grades 4 – 8 are invited to attend. Please see the official Scripps eligibility requirements at spellingbee.com for any Read More

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