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Friday, February 26, 2010

Arkansas Homeschool Conventions

The homeschooling movement is growing across the nation. For many different reasons, more and more people are deciding that homeschooling is the best option for their family. A great way for new and veteran homeschoolers to see vendor's products, meet other homeschoolers,and attend workshops is to go to a homeschool convention. In Arkansas there are two to choose from this year. One is in Searcy , Arkansas on May 14-15 and one in Springdale on May 20-22. Both of these conventions this year are offering several workshops, several vendors, a used book sale and Senior Graduation Ceremonies. Admission is $20 per family. Early bird admission (before May 1st) is $15 per family. Discounted admission is being offered for volunteers. This year there are some new additions to the conventions.

1. The Springdale convention exhibit hall will open on Thursday evening May 2oth from 5-9 for people to go in and look and shop with no charge.
2. All workshops and general sessions will be recorded at both conventions and will be available for purchase on CD or mp3 formats at the conventions.
3. The Heritage Inn in Searcy is offering a 10 percent discount to homeschoolers who reserve a room the weekend of the convention.
4. The children's art workshop at the Searcy convention is offering a free e-book related to their art topic to everyone who pre-registers for their workshop.

For more information about homeschooling in Arkansas or about either convention go to the Arkansas Education Alliance website www.arkansashomeschool.org
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