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Homeschooling in the News: Your Weekly Update

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Homeschooling in the News: Your Weekly Update

Good morning!

The controversy over an Alberta Christian homeschool continues, and CBC talked to some former students about their experiences. (Aside: It's so interesting to me that people think accreditation protects against a bad education or creates a good one. The U.S. school system seems to indicate that just isn't the case.)

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I love stories about things other homeschoolers are doing—like this Indiana homeschooler who’s been building this gorgeously intricate fairy house for the past few months. (I wish there were more pictures!)

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For a lot of families, online schools offer a kind of middle ground—they take the burden of at-home education off parents’ shoulders while still allowing a more flexible academic experience for kids. But they may not be the right fit for every student, and online high schools may not always deliver the education students need, according to  this interesting CNET report.

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And finally, good news for students applying to college: The new FAFSA form (the form that determined how much federal financial aid a student is eligible for) is easier than the much-vilified old version of the form—but it’s still a job to fill it out, according to NPR.