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Internet Sites:

• Home Schooling in the United States: Trends and Characteristics (August 2001)
“This report uses the 1994 October CPS, and the National Household Education Survey of 1996 and 1999 to determine the extent of home schooling. It presents social, demographic and geographic characteristics of households that engage in home schooling and examines the potential for future growth.”

• Making Positive Connections with Homeschoolers (January 2000)
“This booklet takes a look at what has been learned so far about school-homeschool cooperation and offers tips and suggestions for building successful partnerships with homeschooling families.”

• Home Schooling in the United States: 1999
“This report, based on data from the Parent Survey of the National Household Education Survey Program, 1999, contains information about the characteristics of home schooled children and their families, parent’s reasons for homeschooling, and public school support for homeschoolers.” Published by the National Center for Education Statistics. Available as a pdf document.

• The Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998
20,760 student achievement test scores and their family demographics make this the largest study of home education to date! Results demonstrate that home schooled students are doing exceptionally well and provide an informative portrait of America’s modern home education movement. Conducted by Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner, Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation for the Home School Legal Defense Association.

• Home Education Magazine
A selection of online articles and columns from past issues of HEM.

• A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling
Includes links to over 700 articles and resources about homeschooling on the web.

• Homeschool.com
This site was created for homeschooling parents and provides information on Internet resources, online classes, advice from experts, and opportunities to connect with other homeschoolers.

• Jon’s List of Home-School Resources

• List of State Homeschool Organizations

• National Home Education Research Institute
The National Home Education Research Institute does research and provides facts and statistics that may help when dealing with the curious or critical legislators or courts of law.

• ERIC Digest – Home Schooling (1995)

• ERIC Digest — Public Library Services for Home Schooling (1996)

Online Communities:

• home-ed
Discussion group for home-schoolers.
To subscribe, address an e-mail message in the following manner:
To: home-ed-request@world.std.com
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• Home schooling chat area from About.com

• A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling Chat Page


• National Home Education Network
“The National Home Education Network exists to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling organizations and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level.”
P.O. Box 1652
Hobe Sound, FL 33475-1652
Fax: (413) 581-1463
Email: info@nhen.org

• National Center for Home Education
The National Center serves state home school leaders by networking the state-wide organizations in all 50 states for rapid response to federal issues; serving as a “watchdog” on federal bills and lobbying for pro-home school and parents rights bills; commissioning and serving as a clearing house of major home school research; holding regional and national leadership symposiums for local and state-wide home school leaders; and communicating with the media.
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134
Tel: 540/338-7600
Fax: 540/338-9333

• Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA is  non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Tel: 540/338-5600