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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

bradenton.com

by Meghin Delaney

November 10, 2015

In an effort to keep homeschooled students safe from abuse, Manatee County School Board member Charlie Kennedy is proposing the board support legislation to change Florida's homeschool law.

A proposal being drafted by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and state Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, would change the homeschool law to add an in-person check on homeschool children by a certified teacher on either a semester or quarterly basis, board member Charlie Kennedy said.

thehomegrownpreschooler.com

by Kathy Lee

November 9, 2015

When my son was four years-old, I bought him his first journal. I had no idea how he would fill the pages, but I knew there were stories inside of him that needed to come out.

At first, I questioned my decision. Even though my son was a very verbal child, I struggled to get a story out of him. However, I didn't give up. We kept at it on a regular basis. He seemed more comfortable and confident each time and the pages began to fill up. JM's original stories were only 2-3 pages, but eventually they grew to 15-20 pages. He told stories about things that were important to him...

breitbart.com

by Dr. Susan Berry

November 9, 2015

Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that between 2003-2012, the number of American children between ages 5 to 17 who are homeschooled has risen 61.8 percent.

"The 677,000 increase in homeschooled students from 2003 to 2012 is more than the populations of Memphis (653,450), Seattle (652,405), Boston (645,966) and Washington, D.C. (646,449)."

inquisitr.com

November 7, 2015

Delaying kindergarten enrollment for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children. Researchers found that a one-year delay in enrolling a child in kindergarten dramatically reduces inattention and hyperactivity at age seven.

Researchers found that children who were held back from kindergarten for as little as one year showed a 73 percent reduction in inattentiveness and hyperactivity compared to children sent the year earlier, according to this new study on kindergarten and mental health.

lohud.com

October 28, 2015

In the late 1800s, one of every four trees in our forests was the American chestnut. These stately native trees provided valuable and handsome timber, excellent firewood and plentiful, nutritious nuts for both people and wildlife.

The two dozen tiny trees (12-inch "plantlets") were planted in May at a 1-acre site on the Camp Fire Club's 232-acre grounds and will be monitored closely by federal officials over the next few years. "The trees are 99.9 percent pure American chestnuts, with the addition of one wheat gene" to protect the tree from the killing fungus, says Preston Bruenn, the club's Conservation Committee chairman who is also an ESF alumnus. The main lodge of the Chappaqua club was built from American chestnut in the early 1900s.

uniondemocrat.com

by Alex Maclean

October 27, 2015

The annual Fireman's Ball in downtown Sonora is a long-running tradition that predates the creation of Yosemite National Park in 1890 and even the start of the Civil War in 1861.

On Saturday, the Sonora Fire Department will present the city's 155th annual Fireman's Ball at the Sonora Opera Hall. However, the historic event that began in 1860 almost didn't happen this year.

townhall.com

by Christine Rousselle

October 27, 2015

A new study out of Tennessee is indicating that the universal preschool program in the state may be a complete waste of money that doesn't actually benefit the children enrolled and may actually harm them.

This study has similar conclusions as one in Quebec that examined low-cost daycare programs, as well as studies that suggest that Head Start has little to no academic benefits for the children who enroll in the program. In many cases, putting a child into a low-standards pre-k classroom led to a worse outcome than a child who didn't receive any care.

pathwaystofamilywellness.org

by Charles Eisenstein

October 20, 2015

I've been seeing a lot of news articles recently about parents being arrested and their children removed from their custody because they let them play unsupervised outdoors. The first thing I felt upon reading these stories was intense indignation.

Why is this happening? Why has there been this tremendous change from my own childhood, in which it was normal for us to wander far and wide, unsupervised, as young as 6 or 7? There are a few reasons. First, the decline of community. During my childhood, all the neighbors knew each other and would keep an eye on each other's kids. The boundary between home and not-home was more fluid, more gradual. The neighbor's yard or the cornfield at the end of the street was still home territory.

pathwaystofamilywellness.org

by Nanice Ellis

October 20, 2015

Traditional schools in the United States and many other countries are training grounds, intentionally constructed to prepare children for the System. Public and many private schools are designed to program children to be asleep, and stay asleep.

Our innocent kids are systematically programmed with worthiness issues, depression and the abhorrent need to fit in. Once a child is programmed for 12 or more years, he or she is well primed to move into the "real world" with beliefs and behaviors that feed and perpetuate a systematic agenda. Schools are structured so that rewards are given for following along, being good, doing as you are told, memorization and repetition. Punishment is given for speaking out, thinking for yourself and not following along.

ewg.org

October 19, 2015

Febreze Air Effects released 89 air contaminants, the third highest number released by any product tested. One of these chemicals is linked to cancer, another to neurotoxicity.

Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes...