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4 hrs ago | Barnsley Chronicle

Some parents have taken their children out of school over a row over packed lunches being banned.

A ROW over a primary school's ban on packed lunches has led to several parents withdrawing their children. Changes in the law mean all five, six and seven year-olds get a free school dinner, but at Milefield Primary, Grimethorpe, staff have gone a step further and insisted all children must have a hot meal.

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Related Topix: Education, Kids, Family

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WTVC

Mosul residents keep children out of school as militants issue new curriculum

A new school year has started in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is now under the control of Islamic State extremists. But so far, children aren't showing up for class.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Education

Point of View

Growing Up Social

Is technology bringing your family closer together, or is it driving you farther apart? Children today are no longer playing hide-and-seek outside or curling up with a good book - instead they've been introduced to a world of constant digital entertainment through television, video games, and mobile devices. And while technology has the potential to add value to our lives and families, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional and social development.

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Related Topix: Anger Management, Health, Family, Kids, Education

Wapakoneta Daily News

Therapy dog a busy pooch

From visiting patients at Lima Memorial Health System to working with students at Cridersville Elementary School, Cridersville and Wapakoneta libraries and working jail ministry at Hancock County Jail, this certified therapy dog has her work cut out for her. Sadie is certified through Lima Memorial Health System's pet therapy program which is affiliated with Pet Partners out of Washington state.

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Related Topix: Wapakoneta, OH, Cridersville, OH, Education, Family, Kids

Star-Telegram.com

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Education,

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

In this Sunday, June 22, 2014 file photo, a fighter from the militant group who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year.

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ABC News

Islamic State Group Issues New Curriculum in Iraq

In this Sunday, June 22, 2014 file photo, a fighter from the militant group who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Education

The Times-Picayune

Homeschool support can be found in Harvey

Algiers home schooledstudent, Andrew Lewis, 16, volunteers at a monthly meeting in Harvey for homeschool parents and students. The teen is one of 1.7 million across the country, independentally schooled by a parent.

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Related Topix: Harvey, LA, Standardized Testing, Education

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Allegheny County Councilwoman Means asks the tough questions

When Allegheny County Council took up the issue last week of whether to post the words "In God We Trust" on a wall in the county courthouse, leading the charge was Councilwoman Sue Means. The day before the Tuesday vote, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald sent a message to council members urging them to vote no and threatening a veto if the bill passed.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Education

Jacksonville Daily News

Home-school fair links students, resources

Local school representatives gathered at the Onslow County Public Library this week to learn more about teaching in the household.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Onslow County, NC, Education, Jacksonville, NC

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Burlington Times News

Parental help with homework could be a failing tactic

Q: I home-schooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August.

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Barking Moonbat Early Warning System

Tit For Tot. I Mean Tat.

Think it's bad over here, where your kid might have to order up a horrible Mooch Meal if you don't pack her a bag lunch? Over in the UK the rules now say the sprogs HAVE to purchase a school provided hot lunch, and they're taking away any and all food the kids bring to school. Some parents, recognizing this as a form of extortion, have yanked their kids from the schools and started home schooling in reaction.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education

Thu Sep 11, 2014

RecordNET

Evolution of a star

As an eighth-grader, the multi-talented alto saxophone player from Brookline, Mass., attended University of the Pacific's summer jazz camp at the Brubeck Institute for the first of three times. She's still the youngest ever and set precedent as a young woman in a traditionally male-dominated instrumental genre.

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Related Topix: University of the Pacific, Brookline, MA, Jazz, Dave Brubeck, Education, Classical

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Fairbanks 'parasites' welcomed wide-eyed airmen to a Cold War walk on the wild side

OPINION: Fairbanks' merchants of sin warmed to the Cold War, for there was profit in GI payday. Pictured: A photocopy of an advertisement for The Squadron Club, printed in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Tuesday May 19, 1956.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, US Politics, Ted Stevens, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lake Minchumina, AK, Education, US Military, US Air Force, Eielson Air Force Base

Point of View

Letters to a Birmingham Jail

On April 16th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail was published and soon became the manifesto of the civil rights movement. Dr. King did not pick up his pen and react to hate filled racists.

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The Raw Story

Teacher's job threatened after he compares his school to lesbian-creating concentration camp

A Wake County, North Carolina high school biology teacher is being criticized for publishing an anti-public school diatribe in a home-schooling magazine, WTVD reports . Fuquay-Varina High School biology teacher Ray Fournier never mentions his employer by name in the article, instead referring to the school at which he teaches as "a concentration camp dedicated to the spiritual death of those imprisoned behind these walls."

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Education, Fuquay Varina, NC, Education Etc.

NJ.com

Scotch Plains father who killed his 11-year-old son, himself was embroiled in a bitter custody battle

SCOTCH PLAINS - The father who police say shot his 11-year-old son to death last week and then killed himself was embroiled in a contentious custody battle that included months of disagreements with his estranged wife over the upbringing of their son, according to court papers and acquaintances of the couple. Jens Elberling and Ke Yen Chou clashed over issues that brought police to their home several times, Jens Elberling said in court papers.

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Related Topix: Scotch Plains, NJ, Education, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Irregular Times

Middle School Kids: Stuck in a Home School Rut? Try a bit of Code.Org

It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Education, Computers, US News, Liberal Political News

Point of View

Blame the Common Core for Miley Cyrus, phones in toilets, and ... everything else?

If you thought that "bullies, playground predators, or school violence" were the most dangerous things school children face, you are, according to the Family Research Council, missing the "spreading, hidden nightmare facing" millions of students as they start a new school year. It's the Common Core State Standards, which, the ultra-conservative Christian group said in a fund-raising e-mail, is a "morally corrupt federal takeover of education" that will lead to "a nation where children are indoctrinated with a liberal ideology that celebrates sexual perversion, worships the creation rather than the Creator, all at the expense of academic achievement and our nation's Christian heritage."

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Related Topix: Education

City Paper

DCPS Slams WaPo Column on School Absence Policy as Misleading and Inaccurate

Washington Post local columnist Petula Dvorak wrote this week about a 13-year-old international piano prodigy at Alice Deal Middle School who has been labeled a truant by D.C. Public Schools, effectively leaving her no choice but to abandon her friends and the public school system for home-schooling. Dvorak compares Avery Gagliano 's story of absences to that of Relisha Rudd , the still missing homeless 8-year-old who had nearly 30 absences before anyone reported her missing.

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