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What's in the Current Issue of Practical Homeschooling?


  • The 2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™! Which 250 curricula and educational products did your fellow homeschoolers choose as the BEST?
  • You've heard of "STEM" education. What is "STEAM"?
  • Merit badges... for college?
  • Common Core "literature": Why are they making it so boring? (BONUS: Lexile scores explained)
  • Making history memorable: What one homeschool student learned by talking to senior citizens
  • How to find the "best" curriculum
  • See a Michigan homeschool family in action.
  • Homeschoolers in the Olympics: Hear from some of your Sochi favorites!
  • Sports scholarship offers to dozens of colleges? Yes, homeschoolers can get them. Read about one female volleyball champ's experience.


  • NEW COLUMN! Lawyer Antony Kolenc explains how to remove your child from public school mid-term, or put him back in, if necessary
  • NEW COLUMN! Bess Wuertz introduces "Montessori at home"
  • NEW COLUMN! Michele Lee reviews homeschool planning apps, plus shares a shortlist of some of the hottest new apps for homeschool
  • Melissa Morgan goes through the pros and cons (and tips) for digital (or not) preschool
  • Dr. Kuni Beasley explains how to make sure your homeschool is on the "college prep" track
  • From best-selling author Janice VanCleave: some simple Newtonian physics experiments for kids
  • Our classical columnist, Dr. Bruce McMenomy, with some thoughts about how not to go wrong when translating excerpts from a classical language
  • Sam Blumenfeld shares the downside (and uses) of classroom technology
  • Anne Wegener reminds us that struggles with Kid #1 lead to benefits for Kid #2, and so on


  • Guess who's unsocialized now? Three major studies show it's not homeschoolers!
  • In memoriam, Ruth Beechick


  • All About Spelling
  • Visual Latin


  • A program that teaches kids money management
  • How to teach Shakespeare to kids
  • A CD with music from the "Little House on the Prairie" books
  • How smart WAS ancient man?


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

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