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  • by Maria Almli Former MHA Board member Are you contemplating homeschooling with a new baby in the mix this fall? If so you are you’re not alone. September is the most popular birth month in the US. While we can rarely pinpoint the actual day, we do get about nine months of notice of the […]

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  • by Aza Donnelly, MHA Board member So, now that you have read Amy’s post at http://homeschoolers.org/getting-started-just-the-basics/ and know how to get started legally, I am going to give you a few pointers on what can come next for you. Whether you are homeschooling a 10 year old for the first time, or you are starting […]

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  • by Amy Pass, MHA Board Secretary So, you’re wondering how to get started homeschooling? First of all, welcome to the community of Minnesota homeschoolers! With over 27,000 homeschoolers in our state, our community is alive and strong! Let’s begin with some basic information to get you started.   There are a few primary legal requirements […]

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  • We’d like to welcome our newest board member, Jenn Newman. Jenn lives in Minneapolis, and has homeschooled for two years. She’s the parent of three children, ages 10, 9 and 4 (almost 5). The ability to make an impact from behind the scenes drew her to MHA as a board volunteer. “Helping out MHA I […]

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  • by Aza Donnelly Unschooling reading list. Because Summer is hot, sticky, and crowded. There are lots of unschooly things to do all summer long. I could give you a list of things to strew (casually placing interesting things about to see what catches someone’s fancy), but that seems silly since there is an abundance of […]

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  • by Kelly Sullivan Noah Sure you already know that libraries are good for books, storytimes, and air conditioning on a hot day. You check out DVDs, download audio- and e-books, and use their computers. But our public library system offers many more resources that any learning family – especially homeschoolers on a tight budget – […]

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  • The Centers for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network has just reported that 1 in 42 children in Minnesota has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is the second highest rate of the 11 data collection sites throughout the country. Minnesota data was collected from Hennepin and Ramsey Counties only, which is […]

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  • Have you been looking for a particular curriculum at a good price? Wishing you could get your hands on several different books to see what they’re really like? Wanting a place where you could browse for ideas? OR are you looking to unload some curriculum or education-related books and games? Mark your calendar! MHA’s Used […]

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  • MHA held its annual Science Fair on Saturday February 17th at the New Brighton Community Center. This was quite literally a big year for the science fair. Our numbers doubled from last year, going from 20 registrations to over 40. Seeing the wonderful variety of projects and talking to the young experimenters and researchers was […]

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  • A bill that affects homeschoolers is before the state legislature right now. The bill creates a mechanism to pay for homeschoolers to take online courses through their public schools as shared time. Right now, homeschoolers can take online courses, but they have to use a computer located within their local public school. If this bill […]

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