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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

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.

hollandsentinel.com

July 15, 2016

Russian Christians are praying and fasting in hopes of keeping their religious freedoms in tact. Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that bans all evangelism outside of churches.

The law, which takes affect on July 20, states that no religious proselytizing can occur in Russia except with a license; and then, only within the four walls of a government-recognized church building. The law is aimed at protecting the country from terrorism, but ultimately restricts all religious preaching and teaching outside of church buildings. According to reports, some Christians have stated that they will defy the law and keep evangelizing.

traditionalcookingschool.com

by Tracey Vierra

June 24, 2016

After living in Arizona for many years, my family and I love good Mexican food, including the staple: tortillas.

I love to be in the kitchen - creating and working - and you'll usually find me there, singing, rocking a baby to sleep while mixing, reading oral copy work for my children... but when making tortillas, I'm usually in a less-than-stellar mood. Downright crabby! Recently, my husband steered clear of the kitchen on a tortilla-making day. A few minutes later, however, he reappeared, lurking around like he had something to say. "Why don't you just make tortillas like you make crepes? Wouldn't that be easier?"

organiclifestylemagazine.com

June 24, 2016

Lyme disease is a shockingly common condition that infects more than 200,000 people in the U.S. each year. Out of all the people who suffer from Lyme disease symptoms, only 20% are correctly diagnosed, according to research.

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria carried by ticks. It is an inflammatory illness that has symptoms like headaches, rashes, chills, and fever. When left untreated, the condition may worsen to develop cardiac symptoms, neurological conditions, and arthritis. Lyme disease can be a life-changing illness.

thehomeschoolmom.com

by Jeanne Faulconer

June 14, 2016

Benefits of Hosting an International Exchange Student: We hosted a student from Ecuador, and while the commitment can seem daunting, having Isaac José with us for a school year enriched our lives.

A year-long unit study. Having a student from South America with us for a school year meant that we were learning about "the rest of the Americas" at every turn. Isaac was generous with his knowledge about the history, government, and culture of Ecuador, as well as comparing Ecuador to other South American countries.

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

by Jackie Ward

May 15, 2016

Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed.

Imagine standing at a bus stop, talking to your friend and having your conversation recorded without you knowing. It happens all the time, and the FBI doesn't even need a warrant to do it. Federal agents are planting microphones to secretly record conversations.