Friday, December 20, 2013

McCarter Theatre Costume Design Contest

If your teen is passionate about clothing or costume design, then check out Project Fences: Costume Design Competition sponsored by McCarter Theatre. The contest is open to homeschoolers and the deadline for submissions is Jan. 3, 2014. Happy Designing!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

School is Optional

I am so happy to share this TEDx Talk by North Star's Ken Danford. I encourage everyone to watch the video, but I especially encourage those of you who are:

  • a teen or the parent of a teen who is unhappy at school
  • a homeschooling teen or parent whose friends, neighbors, or relatives question your choice to homeschool
  • a teen or parent of a teen who wonders whether it's possible to lead a happy, fulfilled life (including attending college and/or becoming gainfully employed in your chosen career) without attending traditional school

Thursday, December 5, 2013

GED Update

It's official: yesterday the Christie Administration announced that the NJ State Board of Education has approved the changes to the GED I discussed here on November 2. Beginning in January 2014, three providers will offer the adult education assessment exam in NJ.  There are currently 30 authorized testing centers, many of which are located on community college campuses.