"An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of school reform after another. But a new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known."
The article does not give any indication that the lack of a father in the home has anything to do with academic failure. I personally know of many examples of students who succeed despite the home environment. Students can also fail with a so called "nuclear" family. So while we are home schooling our children, be mindful that not all families are able to step into this lifestyle. Whatever opportunities we can provide to help our communities thrive are all a part of what the world needs.
I read the book Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax and it addresses why boys are struggling in school and in life. There are many factors that contribute to boys being adrift. Read the book to find out more!
I'm wondering if this finding has something to do with so many fathers being absent from these families. But why would it be that the girls tend to graduate? I didn't read the article--just wondering....
When homeschoolers take classes outside the home, or use a tutor, the transcript can seem a little complicated. You can make it easily understandable by simply using acronyms for outside classes.
Should you put your social security number on a college application? That is a very common question that I hear from parents.
Filling out college applications can be stressful for students and parents alike. One thing you don't need to stress about though, is whether or not you need to include your child's social security number. You are not legally required
Here's how to keep high school records in 5 easy steps for under $10.
You don't need an expensive system. In fact, owning a fancy system is no guarantee you will actually use it. The best high school record keeping system is simple enough to use, and doesn't cost much at all. What I suggest is so simple, you can keep
The transition to homeschooling, from public or private school, can take some time. Even when parents and children are eager to homeschool, the change in attitude may not happen immediately. If you are you ready to take the plunge and start homeschooling for the first time, read on for some helpful tips.
Homeschooling high school can seem challenging, but it can