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Homeschooling provides an alternative in education


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Huey Rocha and his brother Adam study together at the family's kitchen table. The boys are learning about animals in their homeschooling day.

Homeschooling is an alternative method of education that is on the rise in the United States.

Homeschool is defined by the Nebraska Department of Education as parent-led, and family-funded education of a child at home.

Though homeschooling is generally parent-led, there are a multitude of different programs, ranging from online school to faith-based teaching.

In Nebraska, there is no certain format of teaching that must be used, so parents are free to decide what curriculum works best for them.

Fee Rocha's family is homeschooled in Sidney. Rocha works with her three children on a daily b...

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