New Home School Laws Set to Take Effect Summer of 2017

The Arkansas Legislature passed several good laws related to home schooling this year.

These laws are set to take effect in the spring and summer of 2017.

You can download a list of these laws–and an analysis of what each one does–here.

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HSLDA – 2015 Essay Contest

For Home School Students ages 7–19, write a short essay (700 words max).

Submission Dates: September 1st through November 1st, 2015
Entries must be post marked by November 1st.

For more information go to HSLDA website:  http://bit.ly/1URhrfU

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Online Learning Success

By Brandy Chandler

Online learning is a wonderful way for children and adults to continue their education. As an online educator for the past nine years, I have worked with a number of students, ranging from middle school all the way up to graduate school, who have utilized the expanding technologies to take classes. I have observed many benefits of an online course, which offers the student an opportunity to gain wonderful skills that go well beyond just the subject area of the class. It is exciting to see how this newest generation is embracing the technological tools that allow online learning to even be possible.

Numerous class formats are available to students who wish to take a class online. With home education, a student can take a class through an online program or can complete an entire curriculum using an online format. It does allow somewhat for a self-paced approach to the learning, but in most cases there are set deadlines that a student will need to follow.      Continue reading

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