More families choose home-school option

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One southside home-school group has 200 children participating this fall, reflecting an increase in home schooling over the past several years.

The state does not track the number of home-schooled students, but national estimates show the number is increasing. And local groups set up to offer academic and extracurricular activities to home-schooled students say they are continuing to hear from new families.

Every year, the Indiana Association of Home Educators gets more requests for information about how to start the process of home schooling, board member Lisa Heady said. The organization does not keep membership statistics but is one of the largest in the state.

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