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A to Z Homeschool Articles from 2008

Essays written and copyrighted by your Homeschooling Guide, Ann Zeise, as well as features written and copyrighted by guest essayists.
Most feature articles also contain links.

Parts is Parts – Intelligence Revisited – 12/11/08
By David Albert. Most homeschoolers I know are partial to Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.

Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers – 11/28/08
If you want to know what real homeschoolers who love this site are getting their kids for Christmas, here is a list taking directly from my Amazon sales reports.

Is the Economic News Going to Affect How You Homeschool? – 9/30/08
For the first time in the life of my website, I’m getting email from families who are turning to homeschooling because they’ve lost their homes in foreclosures.

Janice VanCleave Wants to Exchange Ideas – 8/25/08
I just need help in making my science ideas more useful in a homeschool setting. I am listing some of the ways that you can help me.

California Homeschoolers Win Landmark Case – 8/8/08
The California Court of Appeals had ruled in favor of homeschooling in our state.

New Term for Independent Study Programs – 7/21/08
Homeschool independent study programs now to be called PSPs or Private School Satelite Programs in California.

Long Family Case Development – 7/13/08
As you might have heard, there have been some important developments in the Long family’s case.

Kit Kittredge: American Girl – 7/4/08
Ann Zeise reviews the movie, and offers unit studies ideas to help chidren understand the Great Depression.

Rehearing at California Court of Appeal – 6/24/08
Keep in mind this court has an obligation to interpret the intent of the legislature, and it is a huge burden.

Keeping Mom Fit While Homeschooling – 6/11/08
Finding time to exercise with kids around all day every day can be a mighty big challenge. How other moms find time to get some exercise in each homeschooling day.

Am *I* going to pass along Parade Article? – 6/5/08
What I wrote back to Parade Magazine when I was asked to post a link to their recent highly inaccurate and biased article about homeschooling.

Amicus Brief Accepted by California Court of Appeal – 5/21/08
A joint brief filed by California’s three statewide homeschool organizations has been accepted for consideration by the California Court of Appeal in the case known as In re Rachel L.

What to Know Before You Join a Homeschool Co-op – 5/13/08
Carol Topp discusses some of the disadvantages of co-oping.

California Decision Vacated – 4/28/08
The In re Rachel L. decision handed down by the Court of Appeal of the State of California, has been vacated. California homeschooling back to normal.

The Homeschooling Image: Public Relations Basics – 4/7/08
An ebook version of Mary Griffith’s The Homeschooling Image: Public Relations Basics, originally published in 1996. Updated in 2008.

Talking Points – 3/24/08
Homeschoolers Urged to Talk to Their Democrat California Assembly Members about supporting ACR 115.

Help the 10,100 Fired Teachers in California – 3/17/08
If we enfold these teachers into our midsts, let them see that we are fairly wise families with really nice kids, we could wind up with a huge resource of supportive people willing to help us out should our own current political problems grow worse.

Court ruling jolts home-school community – 3/16/08
A number of inaccuracies in this Milpitas Post article are corrected by Ann Zeise.

Schools Chief Jack O’Connell Issues Statement Regarding Home Schooling In California – 3/11/08
I have reviewed this case, and I want to assure parents that chose to home school that California Department of Education policy will not change in any way as a result of this ruling.

What’s the difference between a resolution and a bill? – 3/11/08
Resolutions allow the legislature to recognize people, events, groups, issues without actually making law.

Anderson’s Resolution Supported by Homeschool Associations in California – 3/10/08
Assemblymember Joel Anderson, a conservative Republican whose children are taught at home, has introduced a concurrent resolution in the California Assembly. If it passes, it will go to the state Senate for their vote. Act now! Call your California Assembly Person!

“In re Rachel L. Legal Representation Announced by Homeschool Associations – 3/10/08
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, which is headquartered in Palo Alto, will be representing HSC. Baker & McKenzie, also with offices in Palo Alto, will be representing CHN.

“In re Rachel L.” decision – 3/5/08
The “In re Rachel L.” decision handed down by the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, in Los Angeles County, on Febuary 28, 2008, has become too controversial to ignore.

Why Can’t Homeschoolers Play on School Sports Teams? – 2/15/08
Years ago there were major problems with ringers, or players who weren’t qualified, playing on teams in league sports.

Welcome to college. Now start an argument. – 1/19/08
Of all the advantages homeschoolers have over their public school friends, none exceeds their better understanding of the purpose of scholarship. By Stephen Combs.

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