Check back every Wednesday for the latest homeschooling news. 14-year-old Holly Winter, a homeschooled student from Columbia, PA, has won her Congressional district’s annual art contest (Broken link, active June 29, 2005) and a scholarship to the Savannah School of Art and Design in Georgia. This is the first year homeschooled students were allowed to compete.
Homeschooling news stories around the country this month have been generally positive: in Virginia, more homeschooled students are designing their own class rings (Broken link, active June 29, 2005), while Florida reports on homeschooling going mainstream. It even includes some real facts about socialization. While quick to explain that the new generation of homeschoolers aren’t all “Christian fundamentalists,” as if that helps give homeschooling its new legitimacy (snort!), the article is still generally positive.
In the states, an Arizona school district find regulations for homeschoolers lacking, while Pennsylvania is asking whether homeschooled students should be in allowed in public school extra-curricular activities such as sports and music programs. And in Virginia (Broken link, active June 29, 2005), homeschoolers won a victory when a school board compromised on a restrictive “approval before removal” policy.
And finally, please remember the homeschooling families in Germany, who are facing oppressive penalties for homeschooling their children. They need our prayers and our help.