HOME Media Relations

Doing a Story about Homeschooling? We Can Help!


Thank you for your interest in bringing awareness to the topic of homeschooling. Below are some quick links to facts and information that you will find helpful for your story. If you don't find your answer here, please feel free to contact us for more information!


Research Studies and Statistics

Current statistics, studies and information on homeschooling


National Home Education Research Institute  

NHERI specializes in homeschool research, facts, statistics, scholarly articles, and information. 


Home School Legal Defense Association

Sandra Kim, HSLDA Media Relations Manager - sandrak@hslda.org or 703-608-4792

Legal advocacy and information for homeschool families around the globe 


Homeschooling Backgrounder

Are homeschooled students safe?


Maine Department of Education - Home Instruction 

The Maine Department of Education is committed to ensuring the rights of all Maine learners to access educational opportunities, including appropriate alternatives to regular day-school curricula.


How many homeschoolers are there in Maine? As of June 2020, the Maine Department of Education reported that there were 6,770 students between the ages of 6 and 17 enrolled as homeschooled students. Growth since 2005 has averaged about 4% per year, or more than 60% over the past fifteen years. However, growth in homeschooling for the 2020-2021 school year has been much higher due to COVID. 


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