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4 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

'Unschooling' is a luxury for the wealthy

A growing number of parents across North America are choosing to "unschool" their children: adopting a home-based education that involves no schedule, rules, or homework.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Parenting, Boston College, Education

11 hrs ago | This is Local London

Orpington mum explains how home education has helped her children see A Level and GCSE success

After Krishna Shiatis' three children saw success in their A Levels and GCSEs , with her two boys getting some qualifications far earlier than most, Josh Barrie finds out more about the home education that has helped them achieve.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Patch.com

From Grade School to Wiffleball and Traffic -- Issues in Byram

The renovation and expansion of New Lebanon School, the creation of a Wiffleball field at Byram Park, and efforts to calm traffic in the Byram neighborhood of town, were just some of the issues discussed at the Byram Neighborhood Association's meeting Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Education, Greenwich, CT

NBC2 News

Lee Virtual School student: Prayers don't belong in lesson

Emarie Wakefiled is a Lee County third-grade virtual student who wants what she calls prayers removed from her online reading lessons.

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Related Topix: Lee County, FL, Arts, Poetry, Education, Education Etc., Port Charlotte, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Lee Virtual School student: Prayers don't belong in lesson

Emarie Wakefiled is a Lee County third-grade virtual student who wants what she calls prayers removed from her online reading lessons.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Education, Education Etc.

KATU-TV Portland

Study: One in five Oregon students miss 10 percent of school days

Roseburg school psychologist Karen O'Brien said their district's rates mirror the state issue, and educators plan to focus on improving attendance this year.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Roseburg, OR, Education Etc., Education

She Knows

Does home schooling put kids at a disadvantage socially?

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk , was published.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education, Parenting

Tue Aug 26, 2014

CNN

New anti-vaccine school to officially open next fall

A new private school solely for unvaccinated children is set to officially open next fall in Denver, Colorado.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Education

Mon Aug 25, 2014

HomeSchoolBuzz.com

The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents - Colorado Springs Gazette

The survey says: Gen Xers favor homeschooling more than other parents Colorado Springs Gazette Of the 56 percent of survey respondents with a net worth of less than $100,000 who said they approved of home schooling children, 53 percent were in Gen X age range.

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Related Topix: Education

The Washington Post

New free online civics course from the Bill of Rights Institute, at Documents of Freedom

I'm pleased to say that the Bill of Rights Institute has put together Documents of Freedom , a free digital civics course with material on American history, government, and economics.

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Related Topix: Education, Health

HomeSchoolBuzz.com

Home schooling: concern children are not being monitored - Sydney Morning Herald

Home schooling : concern children are not being monitored Sydney Morning Herald The NSW Department of Education does not know how many children are missing out on compulsory education, even though it is illegal for parents to keep their children away from school if they are not registered for home schooling .

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Related Topix: Education

ABC News

Unschooling: kids in a class of their own

What would your kids do if you suddenly told them they didn't have to go to school? Home education numbers are rising in Queensland, with more parents turning to alternative education methods.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education

Sun Aug 24, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Azzi: Maida, Maida yar Zeba: Slowly, Slowly, Beautiful Love

"Slowly, Slowly, Beautiful Love." On the polished parquet floor of Star's function hall in Hamburg, Germany a couple moved slowly in rhythm to the music of Afghan singer Bashir Hamdard, "Maida, Maida yar Zeba."

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Asia, Afghanistan, Family, Teenagers, Maine, Education, Life, Hobbies, Knitting, Opinion

Sat Aug 23, 2014

HomeSchoolBuzz.com

Home schooling numbers on the rise in South Carolina - The State

Home schooling numbers on the rise in South Carolina The State Josiah is one of nearly 16,000 students who are home-schooled in South Carolina, a number that has been on the rise over the past several years statewide, according to figures provided by the state Department of Education.

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Related Topix: Education

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

No looking back for lifestylers

He says he wouldn't go back to where he was raised, except to visit his family - his parents and four sisters.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Cheese, Agriculture, Science, Education, Fruits

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Shelter honors late mother, baby Sarah Harkins, a dedicated Mary's...

Eric Harkins admired the arched doorway, ornate crown molding and built-in bookshelves as he toured the latest Fredericksburg home that will shelter homeless pregnant women and their children.

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Related Topix: Fredericksburg, VA, 9, Spotsylvania County, VA, Education

Business Journal

Logan LaPlante, 14, shares his 'hackschooling' mindset as AZ Innovation Summit keynote

At 14 years old, Logan LaPlante is introducing the world to "hackschooling," a term he uses as he gains hands-on skills through internships for his alternative, DIY schooling.

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Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Education

HomeSchoolBuzz.com

Home schooling and child custody - Washington Post

Home schooling and child custody Washington Post Some cases, though, ask whether a judge may prefer one parent over another because the preferred parent would send the child to a school , and the other parent would instead home-school them.

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Related Topix: Education

USA Today

Basset hound gets bogus diploma from online academy

It claimed to provide official and accredited high school diplomas, but the online Lincoln Academy was fraudulent and bogus according to court pleadings filed by the Texas Attorney General Office.

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Related Topix: Education, East Houston, TX

The Washington Post

Home-schooling and child custody

When parents split up, and there is a dispute over who is to get primary custody, judges generally decide this based on what they see as "the best interests of the child."

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