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Top Myths About Homeschooling

Homeschooling in the United States has been growing at a fast rate over the last decade. Some estimates have the number of homeschoolers at over 2 million. Over the last 5 years, the number of black families in America who started to homeschool has doubled. In fact, growth in home-based learning has been highly diverse, […]

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How Homeschooling Parents Can Relax and Reduce Stress

Teaching full time—and parenting full time—is going to take a lot of you. For all of Calvert’s parent teachers, we know how hard you work each day to ensure your student is learning. We also recognize that many wear multiple hats including teacher, parent, and chief financial officer. Sometimes it does not stop there. One […]

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Top 10 Ways Homeschoolers Can Cure Classroom Boredom

  Classroom boredom can strike at any time. For homeschoolers, boredom can impact parent teachers, as well as students. When there is a feeling of boredom or disconnectedness, the ability to teach or learn is greatly diminished. Therefore, the first step is to recognize that you or your student are not engaged with your current […]

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Calvert Education Homeschool 101: What Is Homeschooling?

The Rise of Homeschooling In recent years, homeschooling has caught the attention of parents and educators, as well as national and local media, all across the United States. The simple reason is that homeschooling is on the rise, and becoming more accepted as an alternative to traditional public and private schools. According to the Department […]

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How Does Homeschooling Empower Women and Girls?

At Calvert, we are proud that our homeschool program has educated famous women such as Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck, who also became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. In recognition of all our past women graduates and the many young women […]

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Parents are Natural Teachers: Why Every Parent Needs to Get Involved in their Child’s Learning

Every parent has anxiety about their child’s education. From the earliest days after they are born, to the moment they leave for college, what our children need to learn and how well they are learning, dominate our thinking as parents. We do not often think about it, but the knowledge we pass on to our children is […]

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A Few Tips On How Homeschoolers Can Celebrate President’s Day

This year, President’s Day takes place on Monday, February 20th. It is a federal holiday that is always celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, our nation’s first president, who was born on February 22, 1732. The day also is known in some states only as Washington’s Birthday, or Washington’s […]

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The Homeschool Environment – Is it Right for your Child?

Ask any of our Calvert families why they chose to homeschool and the majority will tell you they didn’t just wake up one day and say, “I think I’ll pull my kids out of school today and start homeschooling.” The decision to homeschool usually comes after a negative experience in another educational environment and the […]

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Advanced Learners – The Advantages of Homeschooling

The U.S. Department of Education defines ‘gifted students’ as “Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.” At Calvert Education, we believe that every child has outstanding talent and the potential to excel, […]

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Special Needs Students – The Advantages of Homeschooling

While every child is special and has specific needs, some students learn differently than others. Students with special needs may have learning delays or behavior challenges, or they may work on a level that is different from their peers. At Calvert, we understand the challenges facing students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD, Autism, learning difficulties, […]

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