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WELCOME TO NICHE (HOMESCHOOL IOWA)

We're glad you've found us! Our goal is to serve homeschooling families in Iowa.
No matter where you live in our state or what your homeschooling style is, we're here for you!

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Our Board

Our Board is comprised of homeschoolers who are dedicated to providing support and resources to the other home educating families who live in Iowa. We welcome you to our site and invite you to get to know us.

Beyond our Board, our Homeschool Iowa Regional Representatives serve in 18 regions around the state, offering localized assistance. On our website, you can view a state map with your region, the name of your regional representative, and an email to meet her and get connected in your area. 

We hope you enjoy our website and will communicate with us on our Contact page.

OUR MISSION

We’re passionate about promoting home education; providing events, communications, and resources for homeschooling families; and protecting our freedom to home educate in Iowa.

YOU are a vital a part of reaching these goals.

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Even though I was talking to myself, I’m not crazy.
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You've undoubtedly heard the many attacks on homeschooling freedoms that have been made in recent months.    Some prominent media sources and Iowa legislators have been calling for increased government oversight of families providing home education outside of the public school system. 
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Your state homeschool organization, NICHE, is led by a terrific team of dedicated board members. Since its inception in 1992, NICHE has been served by an amazing roster of homeschooling parents who were willing to offer their time and talents to promote and protect home education in Iowa. Our current board is no exception to that past standard. 
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