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Grade Level and Temporary Homeschool

Our very own Melissa Robb, ENRICHri Member Advocate, collaborated with Providence Mom to share her homeschooling knowledge. Providence Mom has created a few blog articles regarding homeschooling that we feel are very good and informative. Check them out here.

Temporary Homeschool and Staying on Grade Level

Guide to Homeschooling in RI

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling 101

Still looking for more information? Check out Melissa’s videos here.  

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Considering A Jump from Distance Learning to Homeschooling?

In our current environment I have heard many families begin to question whether they should make the leap from distance learning to homeschooling for awhile. You may be thinking, “what’s the difference??? We’re learning from home now!” The fact is homeschoolers are also struggling right now as we try to adjust to this entirely new home-confined lifestyle.  Continue reading “Considering A Jump from Distance Learning to Homeschooling?”

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Homeschoolers Are Struggling Too!

Distance Learning. There is so much talk in the news and in social media right now about home education. Parents are trying to keep up, kids are either loving or hating it, and teachers are doing their best. There are comments about how people are ‘new homeschoolers’ and how families have put on their ‘homeschooling hats’. Many parents are saying “I could never do this homeschool-thing full time’. Even highly effective teachers are struggling to keep their own kids on track with distance learning.   Continue reading “Homeschoolers Are Struggling Too!”

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ENRICHri stance on RIDE Homeschool Information FAQs

ENRICHri strives to distribute accurate information about homeschooling in general and specifically in Rhode Island.  We do not link to, nor refer anyone to the RIDE homeschool FAQs page.  While some of the FAQs are appropriate, informative and useful there are many points that are at best misleading and in part outright false. RIDE maintains two almost identical FAQs (points page on their website as well as a PDF), our stance is focused on their current PDF).

ENRICHri has approached RIDE multiple times, over the course of our ten years, to ask that they update the misinformation to reflect Rhode Island laws accurately.  They do not refuse; they simply do not respond.  

These are the changes that ENRICHri has recently recommended to RIDE in order to be a resource that we can feel comfortable pointing potential or new homeschoolers to.

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Overcompliance

It’s that time of year once again.

The time of year you will have mailed your End of Year letter and Letter of Intent.  You wait for your “approval” letter, hoping that your school district isn’t going to be a problem.

There’s the envelope from the school department in your mailbox. You hope it’s a simple “thank you, your child has been approved for 2018-19”. And, for most of us, it will be! But, your district may send a packet of forms and other “useful information.” Your district may send an approval letter that contains language that leans to overreaching and may even have a threatening tone. Continue reading “Overcompliance”