Tag: National Center for Education Statistics

Homeschooling

Homeschooling Thriving in Face of Attacks

Homeschooling families have not only thrived in the face of attacks by progressive government bureaucrats and teachers’ unions, they have also increased in numbers.

President Barack Obama takes questions from first grade students during a classroom visit at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama is returning to Washington after visiting US Central Command (CentCom) and was updated on the ongoing military campaigns in Iraq …

Obama Supporters Rush to Save His ‘Dangerous’ School Leniency Policy for Minority Students

As U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was meeting behind closed doors with educators and parents to re-evaluate the Obama-era school leniency policy of reducing reports of violent behavior committed by minority students, left-wing media and politicians were touting a new report that noted black students, boys, and students identified as “disabled” are disciplined at higher rates.

Homeschooling

Homeschooling Rate Doubles in 21st Century

A survey conducted by the education department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) finds an increase in the percentage of students of ages 5-17 who are homeschooled. In 1999, the estimated number of homeschoolers was 850,000. By 2012, the estimate was 1.8 million.

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Task Force Will Focus on Needs of Texas Rural Schools

Texas’ rural schools got a boost from Education Commissioner Mike Morath, who announced the creation of a new task force that will focus on the needs and interests of these often remote and much smaller districts.