The latest news about homeschooling, including archives, opinion essays, and special reports.

Homeschooling: Requirements, Research, and Who Does It

There are nearly 2 million homeschooled students in the United States, making homeschooling a small, but integral part of the K-12 education ecosystem. (January 10, 2018)

Data Snapshot

Who Are the Nation's Homeschoolers?
The biggest portion of the country’s homeschool students—about 39 percent of them—are from suburban communities, according to national data.

Special Collections

Home Schooling in America: Why Families Teach at Home
Nearly 2 million students are home schooled in the United States, according to federal data. In this Education Week video series, meet four families who talk about how they home school and why.

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

While schools are closed to coronavirus, districts are putting together a patchwork of lessons for students to do at home. But districts’ expectations for what students can accomplish at home vary widely, according to parents.
April 2, 2020 – Education Week
Experts offer tactics to teachers on how they can tend to students’ SEL development in this chaotic time.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
Homeschooling isn't a decision to be taken on lightly, but COVID-19 just changed the calculus, writes Michael Q. McShane.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
A severe case of child abuse and torture is bringing renewed attention to the mostly hands-off approach states take with home schooling.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Parents concerned about the impact of frequent moves and long deployments on their families are seeking stability in their children's educational opportunities.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Social and educational priorities are often at odds when students use digital tools outside of school, prompting many parents to keep a close eye on such use.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
Students with poor online access at home find themselves at a disadvantage in today’s digital education world.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
Larenz Davis, 15, and his mother, LaToya Staten, talk about the benefits and challenges of teenagers using multiple digital devices to complete homework assignments. Larenz and his brother, Cameron, use a diverse roster of tech tools at home.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
As state policymakers push for more oversight of home schooling families, advocates for education at home are split over how much regulation is necessary.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
The once-tense relationship between public school districts and home schoolers is giving way to something more cordial, if complex.
January 9, 2014 – Quality Counts

Most Popular Stories