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Sneak thief government steals parental responsibility for education from behind our backs

By Neil T

 

It was only because of a casual remark to a home educator in England by a local education authority official that the existence of a Statutory Instrument (SI) taking from parents their right to immediate deregistration from school for the purposes of education otherwise than at school, came to the notice of home […]

By |April 24th, 2011|Education|6 Comments

Sandra Dodd to visit Scotland

EBHE (Edinburgh and Beyond Home Education) are excited to announce that Sandra Dodd, a popular prolific and high profile unschooler from New Mexico, will be giving two public talks in central Edinburgh on Saturday the 21st of May.

 

This is the first time she will have spoken in Scotland.  Early bird tickets are on sale now, to find out more please […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Education, General, International|0 Comments

From SEN to IEN with Jedi Mums and Dads

By Dave M

SEN was created to recognise the needs of people disabled with various afflictions.

 

As parents recognised that special attention was available and increasingly sought the benefit, educational funding continuously rose to support and promote SEN teaching with more classroom assistants and materials. As more and more schools hungrily pursued the revenue stream, the […]

By |April 12th, 2011|Education|0 Comments

Ibiza loophole exposed by home educators

Did they really think we wouldn’t notice? Despite attempts to conceal their actions from home educators, the coalition government has seen fit to regurgitate recommendations made by the discredited Graham Badman in relation to pupil registration regulations and attendance codes in England.

 

Although these changes will directly affect them, elective home educators have been deliberately excluded […]

By |April 1st, 2011|Education, Family, Law|0 Comments

Home Edupreneur of the Month: Ian Appleby Ltd

 

In our ‘Home Edupreneur of the Month’ feature, we highlight businesses which are run by home educating parents and home educated young people. We hope that their stories will not only encourage readers to support fellow home educators by shopping ‘local’, but will also inspire those starting out or just thinking about home edupreneurship.

 

Our  featured home-edupreneur […]

By |April 1st, 2011|Business|0 Comments

Home Edupreneur of the Month: Kilner Computers

In our ‘Home Edupreneur of the Month’ feature, we highlight businesses which are run by home educating parents and home educated young people. We hope that their stories will not only encourage readers to support fellow home educators by shopping ‘local’, but will also inspire those starting out or just thinking about home edupreneurship.

Our  featured home-edupreneur […]

By |March 1st, 2011|Business|1 Comment

Home Edupreneur of the Month: Stenlake Publishing Ltd & Richard Stenlake (Postcards)

In our ‘Home Edupreneur of the Month’ feature, we highlight businesses which are run by home educating parents and home educated young people. We hope that their stories will not only encourage readers to support fellow home educators by shopping ‘local’, but will also inspire those starting out or just thinking about home edupreneurship.

Our  featured home-edupreneur […]

By |February 5th, 2011|Business|0 Comments

Learning to read – because he wanted to

Ronnie shares his family’s experience of their first 18 months of home-based education.

 

We have been home educating our two children (8 years 9 months and 5 years 9 months) for the past 18 months. The elder had been at school for P1 and P2 at a “good” school.

 

We have three “compulsory” subjects:  numeracy, literacy, […]

By |January 25th, 2011|Articles, Education, Starting Out|0 Comments

Home Edupreneur of the Month: Pipistrelle

Welcome to our new Home Edupreneur of the Month feature in which we will be highlighting businesses which are run by home educating parents and home educated young people. We hope that their stories will not only encourage readers to support fellow home educators by shopping ‘local’, but will also inspire those starting out or […]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Business|2 Comments

Cartoon character or graffiti artist?

By admin

If you were one of those who changed their Facebook avatar to a favourite cartoon character during the past few days, you were far from alone. Indeed, only serious social media refuseniks could have missed hearing about the latest profile swapping fad via the uber powerful media messenger that is Facebook.

This latest one was said to be part of a viral […]

By |December 5th, 2010|Civil Liberties, General|1 Comment