Confident, Competent Communicators


North Star Independent Homeschoolers delightfully and proudly announces, as celebratory recognition, our very own member momma, Mrs. Makinen, is an Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) Registered Instructor! Besides being an amazing and important accomplishment, which can benefit the community as a whole, Mrs. Makinen is currently teaching a composition class to our group! Significantly, … More Confident, Competent Communicators

Home School Crisis


                               Homeschooling is arduous. Struggling financially can often put families at odds with their homeschooling decision. Suddenly losing employment, tragically losing a spouse, abruptly diagnosed with a major medical mode, these types of upheavals turn one upside-down and add enormous, monumental … More Home School Crisis

Common Core Alaska: Opting Out


The Common Core State Standards Initiative is increasingly on parents’ radar as more and more schools across the nation are implementing curriculum that aligns to these federally mandated voluntary standards. There’s a plethora of complaints from the anti-Common Core groups ranging from unconstitutional, corporate control of US education, loss of local control, sub-par standards, developmentally … More Common Core Alaska: Opting Out