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How Homeschooling Gives Young Athletes a Massive Advantage

What do Tim Tebow, Serena and Venus Williams, and Bethany Hamilton all have in common? All were young athletes who took their skill to the highest level possible, excelling beyond peers in their chosen sport. But what places them in … Continue reading

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Honoring God with Academics: The Goal of Christian Homeschooling

When you hear the term academic excellence do you get a stuffy image of grading scales, tests, timers and No. 2 pencils—maybe even ivy-covered buildings? I'd like to make a case for the couch academic and how relational, delight-driven homeschooling and … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Celebrate Growth

Some homeschool milestones feel huge. There's nothing quite like the joy of watching a child learn to read. But most milestones are a bit quieter than that. And they often go unnoticed. As you go along day by day faithfully … Continue reading

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Does Homeschooling Prepare You Academically?

In a word: Yes. Homeschooling prepares you academically. Absolutely. I had a chance recently to sit down and chat with my siblings about our experiences with homeschooling. Mortarboard My older sister attended a private Christian school -- at great expense … Continue reading

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From Luke's Inbox: A for Effort

I adjunct for a junior college. Many of my students are single moms. They may not do as well as the other students on tests, but they are often working 20 to 40 hours a week, taking care of kids … Continue reading

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A new study says frequent reading boosts academic performance

Researchers seem excited about reading right now. One new study says that literature enhances emotional intelligence. Several older ones show how reading is crucial for vocabulary development. One of the latest I've seen claims that reading boosts academic performance. This … Continue reading

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Academic excellence matters because it honors God

Sonlight cares about academics. After many years in our programs, Sonlight graduates tend to be very well-educated and insightful adults. (Meet our 2013 scholarship winners for some shining examples.) We emphasize academics because we believe that academic excellence honors God.* … Continue reading

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