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B.C. Investigates Expansion of Cost-Saving Cyberschools

B.C.’s education ministry is reviewing a new type of education that could revolutionize the way students are taught in this province. It’s virtual-schooling, which enables students to attend cyberschools through their computers, working at their own pace, in their own homes. The cost of their education is significantly lower than in regular schools, especially in …

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Extended School Health Services for Homeschoolers – report of problems

In the August 2000 issue of Home Rules, it was reported by Albert Lubberts, President of OFTP, that School Health Support Services would be extended to all independent schools as well as home educated school aged children in the province. This new initiative came into effect on September 2000. The services covered are: occupational therapy, …

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U.S. Government Honours Home Education

On Tuesday, September 26, 2000 the U.S. House passed a homeschool resolution honoring home education. House Resolution 578, sponsored by Bob Schaffer from Colorado, had positive, bipartisan support. No votes were recorded, as it passed by voice vote. Congressman Goodling, Chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee spoke in favor of the measure. Indeed, all …

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Extended School Health Services for Homeschoolers

On December 16, 1999 Elizabeth Witmer, the Minister of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) announced the government’s commitment to provide School Health Support Services to all independent school and home educated school aged children in the province. This new initiative will come into effect in September, 2000. The expected cost to start up this …

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Homeschooling and Citizenship

A summary of the research report “Homeschooling and the Redefinition of Citizenship” by Bruce Arai. Bruce Arai teaches courses in research methods, statistics, and the sociology of work at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research interests include homeschooling, educational assessment, and economic sociology, particularly self-employment. Professor Arai is also the author of a study entitled “Changes …

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