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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.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

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Phonics the Montessori Way

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Classical Education

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Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The History of Public Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

Start a Nature Notebook

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Reason for Reading

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

Myth of the Teenager

Bears in the House

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

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Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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I Was an Accelerated Child

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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