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Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling in Massachusetts

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling in Massachusetts. The free virtual program will be sponsored by the Amesbury Public Library, 149 Main St, Amesbury, MA on Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

This workshop will cover Massachusetts homeschool guidelines; the history of homeschooling in MA; writing your education plan; choosing a form of evaluation; and local homeschool policies. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Milva McDonald. Milva is the mother of four adult children, all of whom homeschooled for all or most of their childhood and teenage years. She began homeschooling in 1991, after reading an essay by John Taylor Gatto and realizing school and the PTA weren't for her. She's a co-founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, and served as a support group leader, field trip organizer, and potluck host for many joyful homeschooling years. Her books include Slow Homeschooling and Unschoolers. She blogs at

Admission is free, but preregistration is required.

Space is limited and spots are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

Please respect AHEM’s mission to empower individuals through education by not soliciting for your business at this event.

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