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 Title   Date   Author   Host

by Lisa Demer and Richard Mauer

May 18, 2011

An Anchorage woman who was supposed to provide a safe place for her six adopted children confined them in her large, secluded Hillside home and subjected them to years of emotional and physical abuse, police say.

Anya James, 50, is charged with six counts of first-degree assault and 10 counts of kidnapping. An eight-month police investigation culminated in her arrest Tuesday and her first court appearance was Wednesday. Defense lawyer Rex Butler entered not guilty pleas on her behalf and later told reporters that police are only presenting one side of the story. James took in damaged and disturbed children whom many people couldn't handle, Butler said.

by Andrew Boni

November 17, 2011

There are many ways that publishers can go about optimizing their site for AdSense; opting-in to text/image ads, upgrading to our preferred ad formats, and increasing ad coverage across a site are just a few of the more well-known ones.

But did you know that there's another straightforward optimization tip that many publishers often overlook? Your site's robots.txt file essentially acts as a gatekeeper that determines which web crawlers, web robots, and search engines have access to your site and which do not.

by Christina Hoff Sommers

February 4, 2013

A study coming out this week in The Journal of Human Resources gives an important answer. Teachers of classes as early as kindergarten factor good behavior into grades - and girls, as a rule, comport themselves far better than boys.

The study's authors analyzed data from more than 5,800 students from kindergarten through fifth grade and found that boys across all racial groups and in all major subject areas received lower grades than their test scores would have predicted. That boys struggle with school is hardly news. A few decades ago, when we realized that girls languished behind boys in math and science, we mounted a concerted effort to give them more support, with significant success. Shouldn't we do the same for boys? When I made this argument in my book "The War Against Boys," almost no one was talking about boys' academic, social and vocational problems.

Agape Press

by Jim Brown

November 29, 2004

The founder and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association is urging Christian families to embrace the idea that God gives children to parents -- not to government schools.

Farris, a long-time advocate of home schooling, believes the public education in America is largely responsible for the moral relativism to prevalent among today's young people.

Agape Press

by Jim Brown

November 22, 2004

Opponents of public schools are meeting in the nation's capital to advocate what they call the "extinction of government schools." Those in attendance heard a Christian journalist and radio talk-show host tell them that home-schooling families are the van

Get the kids out of harmful schools and into honest education." That is the theme of SepCon 2004, sponsored by the Alliance for the Separation of School and State. Alliance founder Marshall Fritz admits the movement is very small -- but he has high hopes for the group's current effort.

May 23, 2012

ALAMOSA - When Sara Taketatsu started homeschool at the end of December she was able to dedicate time to the National History Day Competition. However, she had just three weeks to submit a paper.

She decided to commit the time to do the research and writing because she really is interested in her topic: the relocation of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Taketatsu won first place regionals and then went on and placed second in Denver at the state National History Day competition on May 5, 2012.

Albuquerque Homeschooling Examiner

by Mindy Baca

July 30, 2009

One of the benefits of homeschooling is being able to control the conditions under which our children learn. Homeschoolers do not have to helplessly worry about whether heating and cooling systems are turned on in a timely matter.

They do not have to wonder when the leaky roof will be fixed or if mold is growing somewhere out of sight. We can feel comfortable that our homeschoolers are in a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to learning, or can we? I recently read about the Green School Initiative.

by Kim Scharfenberger

November 24, 2014

Evidence shows that parents are choosing to homeschool their children in order to escape the Common Core State Standards, two leaders in the Catholic homeschooling field told The Cardinal Newman Society.

Recent findings in several states indicate that there has been a significant increase in parents who choose to homeschool their children in order to avoid the Common Core standards being implemented in public and private schools, according to reports by Heartlander Magazine and

by Dava Castillo

March 2, 2012

In a world ruled by men, 19th-century women became revolutionaries and reformers who dared to confront their oppressors, not unlike the Occupiers of this century. Suffragettes were scorned by both men and women.

By law, women were forbidden to own property, sign contracts, sit on a jury, have custody of their children in the event of divorce, and get a college education. They also were denied one of the most important rights, the right to vote. In essence, women were the "property" of their husbands.

Alter Net

by Robert Kunzman

September 7, 2009

Take a glimpse into the little-known world of conservative Christian homeschooling. Designed primarily for high-school-aged students, Generation Joshua combines online components with opportunities for interaction and real-world political engagement.

This civics education program extends far beyond a virtual electronic community, however. Students are encouraged to participate in summer camps, voter registration drives, regional clubs, and an intriguing feature called Student Action Teams (SATs). These adult-supervised teams of students engage directly with the political process through participation in electoral campaigns.