Washington Post - Redefining Education: Microschooling, Homeschooling, and Vouchers - A New Frontier in Learning

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the traditional classroom model is undergoing a profound transformation. As we grapple with the complexities of a rapidly changing world, parents and educators alike are seeking innovative solutions to provide children with a meaningful and effective education. In this era of customization and individualization, three educational approaches have risen to prominence, each offering a unique perspective on how we can best nurture the minds of the next generation: Microschooling, Homeschooling, and Vouchers. We at Ethos Logos designed our curriculum and instructional plans to meet each of these growing markets with basic outlines starting at $9.95 for a full grade curriculum map to graphical Lesson Cards, question (Socratic) filled Lesson Guides and finally a day by day, month by month Digital Platform.

In this special report by The Washington Post, they delve into the fascinating realm of alternative education, exploring the core principles, advantages, and controversies surrounding these three educational avenues. As we journey through the intricacies of Microschooling, Homeschooling, and Vouchers, we will unravel the stories of families, teachers, and policymakers who are at the forefront of this educational revolution. Join us as we navigate this dynamic landscape, where choice, innovation, and individualized learning are redefining the future of education.

For many home-schoolers, parents are no longer doing the teaching by Laura Meckler 8-17-23 - Washington Post

Microschools sometimes provide all-day supervision, allowing parents to work full time while sending their children to “home school.” Hybrid schools let students split their days between school and home. Co-ops, once entirely parent run, might employ a professional educator.
Many parents still take the lead in teaching their children. Many rely on family co-ops, in which a mom in one family might teach science while a dad in another leads a photography class. Families also tap into existing community resources such as YMCAs, art studios and nature centers.
But new financial and ideological forces have revolutionized the broader home-school landscape.
The most powerful may be government. About a dozen states allow families to use taxpayer funds for home-school expenses. Education Savings Accounts, or ESAs, direct thousands of dollars to families that opt out of public school, whether the destination is a private school or their own homes.

Arizona Homeschool Tradeshow Was A Success!

Homeschooling is a popular educational option in Arizona, and the state has a supportive environment for homeschool families. Parents in Arizona have the legal right to educate their children at home under the Private Instruction statute. Homeschooling offers families flexibility in designing a customized educational approach tailored to their child's individual needs and learning styles.

In Arizona, there are several homeschool support groups, co-ops, and resources available to assist families in their homeschooling journey. These groups often organize social activities, field trips, and educational resources to enhance the homeschooling experience.

School Vouchers in Arizona:

Arizona is among the states that have implemented school voucher programs to provide families with greater educational choice. The state's Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program allows eligible students to receive state funds to use for private school tuition, homeschooling expenses, online learning programs, and other education-related services.

The ESA program is not limited to homeschoolers but extends to students with disabilities, foster children, children from military families, and all students and families in the state. The program empowers parents to have more control over their children's education and allows them to choose educational options that best meet their children's unique needs.

Arizona Families For Home Education (AFHE), held their annual show in Phoenix and the Ethos Logos team attended and exhibited some or our newer products.

Homeschooling has grown significantly in Arizona over the years. With the freedom to educate children at home under the Private Instruction statute, families have embraced homeschooling for its flexibility, personalized approach, and ability to cater to each child's learning style. The homeschooling community in Arizona is thriving, fostering a rich and diverse educational landscape for children and parents alike.

AFHE: Supporting Homeschool Families

Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) plays a pivotal role in the homeschooling community. As the state's largest homeschool organization, AFHE is committed to providing resources, guidance, and encouragement to homeschooling families. From helpful articles and events to networking opportunities, AFHE empowers parents to confidently navigate the homeschooling journey. We encourage all our homeschool families to join their local association and plug in to all the amazing offers groups such as AFHE provide.

KTAN - Classical Education Interview - Joe Higgins CEO, Ethos Logos

Learn more abou the Classical Education model and how these 'old' schools are changing families.

Hybrid Homeschooling and the Benefits of a Decentralized Education System - FEE.com

"Now, more families recognize the tremendous value of these hybrid homeschool programs and similar microschool models. They are increasingly seeking them out, while entrepreneurial parents and educators meet this mounting demand by creating more of these offerings."

Full article HERE

Podcast Interview - Educating The Next Generation

Education and school choice are hot topics today as ministry leaders, parents, and churches wrestle with the best way to educate the next generation. Joe Higgins, president of the Romans 12 Ministries board and educational entrepreneur, shares his heart on schools and the impact they have on communities. You don’t want to miss his message to pastors and church leaders on their role in speaking truth in the area of education. Listen to the 26 minute interview on Romans 12, listen on Apple Podcast, listen on Google Podcast.