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What's in Practical Homeschooling #110?

FEATURES

  • Follow the Money to the Common Core: Who is paying to produce it and promote it?
  • CSCOPE, Part 2: Is this dreadful Texas program REALLY dead?
  • Databases & Dossiers: Why and how is the government ignoring our traditional laws about privacy for schoolkids' records?
  • The 5 reasons schools are OK with not teaching every child to read. (And top phonics programs for teaching YOURS at home!)
  • 17 top tips for scheduling your homeschool day... and year
  • What homeschoolers can learn from the country that is #1 worldwide in academics
  • 5 new educational trends you should know about
  • Answers to more top questions new homeschoolers ask
  • Where to find the online ballot for the 2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards

COLUMNS

  • Melissa Morgan shows you how to make a unit study for your preschooler.
  • Dr. Kuni Beasley reveals 15 colleges your child can attend for FREE!
  • From best-selling author Janice VanCleave: 8 short units to get your kids thinking about science.
  • Our classical columnist, Dr. Bruce McMenomy, shows how learning a second language can get you thinking in "3-D."
  • Education expert Sam Blumenfeld explains how & why schools create dyslexia.
  • Anne Wegener shows how to break out of a rut with special homeschool days.

NEWS

  • 14-year-old homeschooler graduates from COLLEGE. As does a 17-year-old homeschooler (his degree was in Molecular Biology).
  • Would you like to receive Educator Discounts at all sorts of stores? Read our article on how to do this.
  • New ONLINE course for beginning sailors.
  • Higher Education market "by the numbers." Some surprises!

SPOTLIGHT REVIEW

  • Super series of how-to-sew videos. Bonus: They can be used to start your own sewing classes!
  • A great literacy toolkit for struggling readers
  • A goofy way to visualize world geography... that really works!

REVIEWS

  • Inspiration for "activity days"
  • A course in how to help your son become a man
  • A really great book of projects (that could help tempt a reluctant student into WANTING to learn)
  • For non-artistic parents: help with teaching art at home
  • Make your own artisan paper!
  • Science experiments with... candy

PLUS...

  • Contests for subscribers with awesome prizes!
  • Envelope Gallery of kids' art
  • Ads with special offers

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