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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

faithit.com

by Preston Sprinkle

August 18, 2016

Christian subcultures are an entertaining phenomenon. Multiple brands of Christianity claim the same Lord and read the same Bible, and yet they promote a set of values sometimes as different as apples and orangutans.

I once heard a story about a Christian woman from the East Coast who confronted a West Coast youth-pastor, who allowed "mixed bathing" at youth events. "I can't believe any so-called Christian leader would allow boys and girls to swim together!" She expressed her concern, all the while puffing on a cigarette. The youth pastor couldn't help but smile, speechless at the irony.

csmonitor.com

by Patrik Jonsson and Josh Kenworthy

August 16, 2016

While some parents cite religious and moral reasons, others say they are keeping their kids out of public schools to protect them from school-related racism.

Despite the promises of the civil rights movement, "people are starting to realize that public education in America was designed for the masses of poor, and its intent has been to trap poor people into being workers and servants. If you don't want that for your children, then you look for something else," she says. To her, the biggest flaw in public education is a lack of character education, an "absence of a moral binding," that contributes to low expectations - and lower outcomes for children of color.

resilience.org

by Alessia Clusini -- Translation by Nicole Stojanovska.

August 12, 2016

Threading elements of the great educational experiments of Bauhaus and Roycroft Community models together with Pierre Levy's modern definition of "collective intelligence," La Scuola Open Source (The Open Source School) embodies the principles...

In the early part of the last century, as a result of the social and economic changes produced by the industrial revolution, an architect named Walter Gropius conceived a school in Germany aimed at creating new professionals to provide an answer to the demand of innovation generated by the changes in time. That school was Bauhaus - a place that would become a legend. It was born from the union of an art academy, a technical college and a faculty of architecture. Within a few years, combining skills and working on real projects with the help of many internationally renowned experts, a pedagogical experiment of historic proportions was born.

onenewsnow.com

August 2, 2016

A high school district in Northern California has sent a notification to parents telling them that their homeschooled children are not lawfully being educated.

When the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) received word that all of its member families in the San Benito High School District (SBHSD) received a letter from state authorities declaring that they were illegally educating their children, attorneys from the nonprofit group were perplexed.

onenewsnow.com

August 2, 2016

After one homeschool graduate applied to the Ohio Business College, admissions officials promptly denied her acceptance, demanding that she must first acquire a GED before they would consider her admittance.

Homeschool grad Ashlynne Perkins was distraught when she received the following notification from Ohio Business College's admissions office, which informed her that her application was rejected because she did not have a GED. "We are unable to accept Ashlynne's application due to the fact that she did not graduate from an accredited high school," the letter from the college read, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

bolenreport.com

by Karri Lewis

August 2, 2016

I began fielding questions about the legality of homeschooling in California early last week. At first, I did not think much of it because it was just one high profile Canary Party vaccine activist from another state that had heard a rumor.

It was in regards to an assembly bill that was rumored to be recently resurrected here in California. I promptly looked up that assembly bill and found that it ended up being a bill from last year's legislative session that was about funding for charter schools.

wnd.com

by Unruh, Bob

July 30, 2016

According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, the world's largest homeschool advocacy organization, the letter from the district claimed, "Under California law, a home school is not a private school.

However, it was eight years ago when a senior level court in the state concluded that state law permits homeschooling "as a species of private education." That ruling came in a case in which the court first ruled the other way and essentially ordered homeschoolers into a government-approved program. But when WND broke the story, a coalition of homeschool interests joined to ask for the judges to reconsider, which they did.

journalpatriot.com

July 30, 2016

The number of homeschooled children in Wilkes County continued to increase in 2015-16, but not quite by as much as in adjoining counties and statewide.

There were 784 children enrolled in homeschools in Wilkes in the 2015-16 school year, up 7.5 percent from 729 in 2014-15. That was the first single digit increase since 7.9 percent in 2011-12.

pjstar.com

by Scott Hilyard

July 28, 2016

During the school year, Andra Benson of Morton works two jobs a day. She works second shift as an addictions counselor at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.

"She was in fifth grade when she came to me and asked to be homeschooled," Benson said recently during an interview in the Morton apartment she shares with her 14-year-old daughter, Allie. "She said she was tired of all the drama in her class, and hated how mean kids were to each other. She just wanted to learn and forget about all the other stuff."

npr.org

July 19, 2016

As companies shun genetically modified ingredients, they're buying more sugar extracted from sugar cane rather than beets. Sugar beet farmers are thinking of going back to conventional beets.

It's all because about eight years ago, nearly all the farmers who grow sugar beets in the United States decided to start growing genetically modified versions of their crop. The GMO beets, which can tolerate the weedkiller glyphosate, otherwise known as Roundup, made it easier for them to get rid of weeds. They really didn't expect any problems. Just in the past two years, though, that's changed. Many food companies have decided to label their products as non-GMO.