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Home Education Memoirs: A Personal Biography of Our Journey – Part 2

In the April 2002 issue of Home Rules, Jeanne wrote about her family’s ‘journey’ through the school system and ultimately discovering homeschooling. This is Part 2 of her story. How did we do it? In 1989, we started out very simply as far as school work; using Golden Work books and lots of field trips. …

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Home Education Memoirs: A Personal Biography of Our Journey – Part I

Our research about preschool: When our eldest, Leigh, was a toddler there was much talk about nursery schools, preschool programs and Four Year Old Kindergarten which was the school issue of the early 80’s. Though we had already chosen many alternatives as far as birthing and diet we were pretty steeped in the idea of …

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Home-Schooled Students Face Hurdles to Higher Education

University registrars in Ontario and a federation of parents who teach their children at home are beginning talks about how to admit home-schooled students to Ontario universities. There aren’t any formal guidelines for dealing with home-schooled students, and universities have trouble slotting them into the system because they are such a varied group. “It’s a …

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Fraser Institute Study on Home Schooling

Home schooling is an effective alternative to the public school system The Fraser Institute issued a press release on October 9 [2001] summarizing their study entitled, “Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream”. Here are some quotes from Claudia Hepburn, director of education policy at the Institute: In the past decade, home schooling has …

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How Do Homeschooling Parents Know Their Children Are Learning?

The assumption that homeschooling parents somehow lack awareness of their children’’s progress, and therefore require formal evaluation of that progress, is related to the fact that homeschoolers function beyond the arena of the schools, and our philosophies and methods are not always well-understood. How do homeschooling parents know their children are learning? The answer to …

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Good News!! School Health Support Services Update

There has been a positive change in the service delivery model for School Health Support Services. The service delivery model for SHSS is now the same as it is for the Personal Support initiative. This means that the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) will still assess children for eligibility and determine the type and level …

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