Areavoices Digest #39 – Learning More About Home Schooling

In the past few months Areavoices has been happy to welcome dozens of schools into the blogosphere. From preschools to elementary schools from  high schools to colleges, administrators, teachers and students are publishing their own news right on the homepages of our Forum Communications news websites.It’s a wonderful way to share news with parents, alumni and the community that the papers can’t always cover. If you’re interested in learning more about school blogging, by all means give me a jingle. I’d love to get you up to speed before those little kiddies go back to class.

But of course, not all students, walk the halls of our public and private schools. Some are home schooled and until now we hadn’t seen much representation from the home school community on Areavoices. However, last week, a home school parent out of Grand Forks, North Dakota told me about a new blog entitled, “Homeschool: Exploring Alternative Education.”

For anybody interested in learning more about home schooling or even those critical of it, this blog provides some interesting insights. I would highly recommend it and these other four blogs in this weeks’ Areavoices Digest:

Homeschool:  Exploring Educational Alternatives –

Jesse Light is a homeschooling parent who started this blog as a place where anyone concerned about k12 education alternatives can discuss and share ideas about what educational options outside traditional institutional schooling.


Shelf Life: Discussing Books,What are your thoughts?  –

Carolyn Fiechtner is the moderator of what could be called an online book club. She hopes to select books and read write along with her audience and follow that with some great discussions.

Eye on Kid’s: Thoughts on growing up it today’s world and encouraging children to discover their own personal strengths –

This blog is written by 3 child experts whose education and experience working with children in individual and group settings, collectively spans over 50 years. They work in clinical psychology, school psychology, counseling, social work, special education, and speech/language pathology.


Look at This –

Tami Tagtow is a librarian and researcher chronicling life in Atwater, Minnesota.


Red River Valley Fair –  The fair, located in West Fargo, North Dakota says it’s blog is all about family, food and fun!