Tag: Homeschooling

Author Kerry McDonald Coming to NH

Save the date! Kerry McDonald, outspoken blogger for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and Intellectual Takeout, policy advisor to the Heartland Institute, and author of the soon-to-be-published book titled “Unschooling: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom,” will give a talk about educational opportunities at the Nackey Loeb Communications School in Manchester on Tuesday, Read More

Home Education Rules Update

Over the summer, the Department of Education reviewed the home education statutes and rules in their preparation of a technical advisory regarding Participating Agencies. We alerted the department to widespread misunderstandings of districts and private schools regarding home education reporting requirements. This problem was exacerbated by sample policies provided by the NH School Board Association Read More

Homeschool Participating Agency Clarification

This summer several efforts brought Participating Agency irregularities to our attention.     Problems Granite State Home Educators did a thorough review and update of the private schools serving as Participating Agencies for the homeschool community. Participating Agencies are those schools that homeschooling families send their Letter of Intent to when they begin their home ed program. Read More

2018 Highlights Part 2

It has been a very good year for educational options in New Hampshire! Every year we set more ambitious goals and advance on nearly every effort. As always, our strong grassroots community of families, community leaders, and concerned citizens make all the difference. Each year we see more concerned residents get involved — this has Read More

More Homeschool Intro Sessions

We are thrilled to announce additional Introduction to Homeschool sessions across the state. We have two more booked: July 31 in Hampstead and August 8 in Newmarket. These are great opportunities — especially for new(er) homeschoolers — to get ready for the coming school year. Michelle Levell, director of School Choice for NH and a Read More

Introduction to Homeschooling Night in Plymouth

Curious about homeschooling, but not sure where to begin? Are you new to homeschooling and want to make sure you’re off to a solid start? Attend an Intro to Homeschooling at Pease Public Library in Plymouth on Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 to 7:30pm. The library is at 1 Russell Street in Plymouth. Michelle Levell Read More

HEAC Makes Slow Progress

Several critical issues face New Hampshire’s homeschool community and the Home Education Advisory Council (HEAC) is finally taking steps to address them. HEAC met on Thursday, April 19th, in a special meeting after another Nor’Easter storm cancelled their March meeting. The agenda included several problems we highlighted this year: the NH School Board Association’s unlawful Read More

Homeschool Art Show a Huge Success

In early April Granite State Home Educators hosted their first annual art show at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. Over 50 pieces were submitted by more than a dozen artists. The children, families, and guests all said it was a big success and look forward to holding another art show next year. The Read More

Districts Ask More of Homeschoolers

Increasingly we hear from homeschoolers that local districts are requesting information that is not required in statute. While it is important to correctly file an initial Letter of Intent and let Participating Agencies know if the family moves or ends their home ed program, no additional communication or information is mandatory. In summer 2017 we Read More

Family Profile: Homeschooling and Beyond

From time to time we will share stories about New Hampshire children who lives are impacted by educational opportunities. We recently asked home educating families to send us their stories – what makes homeschooling important to them and how it impacts their lives. For many families, homeschooling is not only about providing an education for Read More

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