by Amy Tjaden News Editor


I wanted to take time out to explain the vision behind this news feature here at

Obviously our goal is to bring the latest in homeschooling news to our readers. I scour the net on a daily basis, searching for relevant news so that you don’t have to. I feel it is important to keep on top of what is going on around the world as far as homeschooling legislation and I include those types of stories whenever I find them.

However, as we began to develop this feature it became clear that what we really want to accomplish here is a sense of community. We’re trying to bring homeschoolers from around the globe together.  We want our own readers to generate the news that we share.

What does this mean? It means that even though I’m in Las Vegas I want to know what is going on in your area no matter where you are. Is your local group going on a field trip? Tell us. If you have a worthwhile program for homeschoolers in your area, share it.

I recently wrote a brief article announcing a homeschool day at a zoo in Oregon. I did this as a courtesy for those living in that area and so that our readers in other areas could say “hey, great idea” and maybe be inspired to contact their own zoo to see about setting up a day.

I want to hear about your kids and their accomplishments. My favorite stories are those that highlight our amazing children. If your child won an award, contest, sporting event, share it! It can be anything.

The point of this feature is to share homeschooling news and to bring us all closer as a community to share in our accomplishments, support one another and to exchange ideas. But for this to become what we envision, I need to hear from you.

No event, field trip, or accomplishment is too small to share. You can contact me at [email protected].

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