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Read on for homeschooling tips, home education news, stories about our wonderful Calvert Families, and updates from Calvert.

Homeschooling Pros and Cons

If there is one thing that we have learned at Calvert in over one hundred years of providing homeschool curriculum and education services, it is that homeschooling is not for everyone. Every educational system offers great opportunities for children to learn new information and skills, as well as harness their own unique qualities and interests. […]

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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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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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Worrying Smarter: Singing the ATV Blues

by Natalia E. Pane, M.A., M.B.A “My name is Cynde Nichols. I live in Caldwell, Idaho. I have 3 boys and 3 girls. My family and I were avid atv riders. We own 5 atvs. A suzuki 80, a 250 trail boss, a 400 scrambler, a 425 magnum and a 700 sportsman. My husband and […]

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Worry Clock Blog: Summer Water Safety Quiz

Today’s blog entry is for data-driven homeschooling moms, and it’s all about an area of ever-present concern: water safety. Calvert Education is partnering with Natalia E. Pane, M.A., M.B.A., author of The Worry Clock: A Parent’s Guide to Worrying Smarter about Your Child, to provide the Calvert community with information on the whole child, with […]

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Worrying Smarter: Why the Most Dangerous Animal Is Closer to Home Than You Might Think

Today’s blog entry is for data-driven homeschooling moms, and it’s all about an area of ever-present concern: a child’s safety.  Calvert Education is partnering with Natalia E. Pane, M.A., M.B.A., author of The Worry Clock: A Parent’s Guide to Worrying Smarter about Your Child, to provide the Calvert community with information on the whole child, […]

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Worrying Smarter: A Blog on Child Safety for Data-Driven Moms

Worrying Smarter: A Blog on Child Safety for Data-Driven Moms Home-schooling moms are different. On average, homeschooling moms are better educated,[i] more involved (by definition), and have higher achieving children[ii] than other moms. Homeschooling probably also means our moms more likely to seek out and use information to constantly improve their parenting. Research, data, and […]

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Text Speak – The New Foreign Language

A quick scroll through a teenager’s phone, Facebook, or Twitter account might leave you wondering if you have stumbled onto a new foreign language.   Many of us understand the basics: LOL, BRB, U for you, etc.  I use some of them too,  especially when my characters are limited (such as Twitter), but never, ever in […]

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Making Stress-Free Holiday Memories

Wait a minute! It’s December? How did that happen?  Panic! Excitement! Hysteria! Frenzy! The December Holidays are sneaking up on you and you still have to buy the gifts, iron the carpet, shampoo the tablecloth…   Wait… what??   Let’s take a few deep cleansing breaths….  There, that’s better.  Now let’s take a step back. How […]

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