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Dale Turner and Penny Ross


Former columnists for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Dale is the Executive Pastor/Church Administrator of Hope Chapel. His duties include overseeing the church's homeschool program.

Penny and her husband Greg have been homeschooling for 18 years. Their son Joe, an electrical engineer, has mentored 4 different FIRST teams. Daughter Amy, a former Beach 'Botter, is finishing up a college degree in linguistics, while son Andy, a high school senior, is busy applying to mechanical engineering programs.


Homeschooling Articles by Dale Turner and Penny Ross

Teens Take Top Tech Trophy How a team made up largely of homeschoolers won the "World Series" of robot competitions.

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University of Nebraska High School

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Narration Beats Tests

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

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Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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The Charlotte Mason Method

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Phonics the Montessori Way

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Myth of the Teenager

AP Courses At Home

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Character Matters for Kids

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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Classical Education

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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