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Practical Homeschooling Info

Free Range Learning by Laura Grace Weldon
Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp
Home Grown by Ben Hewitt
The Homeschooling Book of Answers compiled by Linda Dobson
Homeschooling on a Shoestring by Melissa L. Morgan & Judith Waite Allee
Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori McWilliam Pickert
Slow Homeschooling by Milva McDonald
Teach Your Own by John Holt
Unschoolers by Sophia Sayigh & Milva McDonald
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffith
The Well-Adjusted Child by Rachel Gathercole
Slow Homeschooling (podcast)

Cathy Duffy Reviews

Common Sense Media

Growing Without Schooling (magazine)

Home with Kids 24/7

Homeschooling Styles

Khan Academy

Life Learning Magazine

Meet Massachusetts Homeschoolers

PBS Learning Media

Project Giving Kids

Unschooling FAQ

World Book Typical Course of Study

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Early Years

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child by Linda Dobson
The Hurried Child by David Elkind
Learning All the Time by John Holt
Miseducation by David Elkind
Playful Learning: An Alternate Approach to Preschool by Anne Engelhardt

Living and Learning with Your Little Ones

Teens and College

Better Than College by Blake Boles
College Without High School by Blake Boles
The Film Club by David Gilmour
I Don't Want to Go to College by Heather Hutchins
Parent-Teen Breakthrough by Mira Kirshenbaum
The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn
The Uncollege Alternative by Danielle Kwatinetz-Wood

Homeschooling for College Admission, Part 1

Homeschooling for College Admission, Part 2

Homeschooling High School FAQ

Massachusetts Employment Permit Application for 14 through 17 Year-Olds

Public High School Diplomas, the HiSET/GED, and Homeschoolers

Rise Out

Splash: List of Learning Unlimited Programs for Middle and High School Students

Tips and Tricks for CLEP Exams

Food for Thought

Deschooling Society
Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
Escape from Childhood
Escape from Childhood by John Holt
Family Matters
Family Matters by David Guterson
Hold Onto Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld
How Children Fail by John Holt
How Children Learn by John Holt
No Dream Deferred by Zakkiyya Chase
Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn
A Sense of Self by Susannah Sheffer
Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich
Being and Becoming (film)
Class Dismissed (film)

A Potluck Life (blog)

Carol Black (blog)

Research and Scholarly Articles

Mazama, A. (2016). African American homeschooling practices: Empirical evidence. Theory and Research in Education, 14(1), 26–44.

McQuiggan, M. and Megra, M. (2017). Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016 (NCES 2017-102). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

Measuring the Homeschool Population

Redford, J., Battle, D., and Bielick, S. (2017). Homeschooling in the United States: 2012 (NCES 2016-096.REV). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

Wang, K., Rathbun, A., and Musu, L. (2019). School Choice in the United States: 2019 (NCES 2019-106). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved [August 16, 2020] from