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Winter 2021

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the nuMber of percentile points that hoMe-educated students scored higher than public-school students on standardized tests, based on a 2015 study. Higher scores were achieved regardless of family income or parents' educational status. Source: nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling 15 to to 30 the nuMber of states—illinois, louisiana, and Minnesota—that offer hoMeschool faMilies a state tax credit on their incoMe taxes. Taxpayers spend an average of $11,732 per pupil annually in public schools, plus capital expenditures; taxpayers spend nothing on most homeschool students. Sources: southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/tax-deduction-for-homeschoolers and nheri.org/research- facts-on-homeschooling 3 by the numbers il Mn la Learning at Home With COVID-19 forcing schools around the world to adopt modified in-person, hybrid, or fully online instruction, the idea of homeschooling is gaining momentum. While the concept of teaching children at home is certainly not new, a growing number of parents are explor- ing and evaluating educational options for their children. 10 MARRIOTT

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