Family Education Network Launches

August 25, 2004

Family Education Network, part of Pearson Education, the global leader in educational publishing, announced today the launch of, a Web site offering a wide variety of educational materials for the 1.1 million U.S. children now being homeschooled each year. Homeschoolers represent 2.2 of the school-age population in the U.S., up 29% since 1999.

HomeSchoolerNetwork offers the Internet’s largest homeschooler content resource — more than 5,000 articles, activities and lesson plans.

HomeSchoolerNetwork provides both proven and newly developed educational content that focuses on the unique needs of homeschoolers.

The site provides content organizers, allowing the sorting of material by age and subject area; free email newsletters; a national database of support groups; parenting resources; and a generous “getting started” guide. In addition, HomeSchoolerNetwork provides immediate access to products from Pearson Education businesses including Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Scott Foresman, and Pearson Addison-Wesley.

Timely features on important home schooling topics are available from Isabel Shaw,’s home schooling expert, and Elizabeth Kanna, co-author of Homeschooling For Success: How Parents Can Create A Superior Education For Their Child. In addition, homeschooling families will discover the services and products provided by over twenty companies focused on the needs of homeschoolers.

“No other homeschool site has the breadth and depth of, which meets the real, everyday needs of today’s homeschooling families,” said Sally Wood, President, Family Education Network. “ is a timely addition to our extensive network of online educational services.”

About Family Education Network

Launched in September, 2000, Family Education Network’s mission is to be the leading provider of online education content and tools for educators and families.

About Pearson Education

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in educational publishing. With brands such as Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Longman, Pearson Addison Wesley, and many others, Pearson Education provides quality content, assessment tools and educational services in all available media, spanning the learning curve from birth through college and beyond.

Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO – News), the international media company. Pearson’s primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.