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csmonitor.com

by Patrik Jonsson and Josh Kenworthy

August 16, 2016

While some parents cite religious and moral reasons, others say they are keeping their kids out of public schools to protect them from school-related racism.

Despite the promises of the civil rights movement, "people are starting to realize that public education in America was designed for the masses of poor, and its intent has been to trap poor people into being workers and servants. If you don't want that for your children, then you look for something else," she says. To her, the biggest flaw in public education is a lack of character education, an "absence of a moral binding," that contributes to low expectations - and lower outcomes for children of color.

kut.org

by Kate McGee

August 15, 2016

When Austin resident Katy Ludlow was pregnant, she remembers how concerned many parents were about vaccinating their children. Actor Jenny McCarthy was speaking openly about her belief that her son's autism was linked to vaccinations and Ludlow grew worri

Eight years later, Ludlow says she's firmly pro-vaccination and has fully vaccinated her daughter, who is now eight. But Ludlow says the debate over vaccinations continues among parents on play dates, where she witnessed a near-fight between two moms with differing opinions on vaccines, and social media platforms like Facebook.

sandiegouniontribune.com

by Paul Sisson

August 15, 2016

Families sending their children back to schools across California face a new requirement mired in a volatile interplay of religious liberties, individual choice and government efforts to protect the public's health...

They can no longer sidestep vaccination requirements by citing their personal beliefs against immunization. California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states in the nation that ban students from enrolling in public and private schools unless a doctor certifies that a child has a medical condition making vaccination too risky.

truthkings.com

by Gary Barnes

August 15, 2016

Hundreds of students who were unable to show proof of immunizations were sent home from school. A spokesperson for the Folsom-Cordova School District said that at least 145 students were sent away.

Elk Grove school district listed their number of students sent home for failing to show vaccination papers at 133. As of July 1, parents can no longer use personal or religious belief exemptions to opt their kids out of vaccinations. The spokesperson for Folsom-Cordova told krem.com, "We're working under a different game plan now," Thigpen said.

resilience.org

by Alessia Clusini -- Translation by Nicole Stojanovska.

August 12, 2016

Threading elements of the great educational experiments of Bauhaus and Roycroft Community models together with Pierre Levy's modern definition of "collective intelligence," La Scuola Open Source (The Open Source School) embodies the principles...

In the early part of the last century, as a result of the social and economic changes produced by the industrial revolution, an architect named Walter Gropius conceived a school in Germany aimed at creating new professionals to provide an answer to the demand of innovation generated by the changes in time. That school was Bauhaus - a place that would become a legend. It was born from the union of an art academy, a technical college and a faculty of architecture. Within a few years, combining skills and working on real projects with the help of many internationally renowned experts, a pedagogical experiment of historic proportions was born.

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.

thefederalist.com

by Holly Scheer

June 21, 2016

Proponents of Senate Bill 1146 say they need to give students grounds to sue religious schools for teaching their religion, because 'discrimination.'

People used to expect that attending something sponsored by religious organization required abiding by mores and behavior that religious body professes. There was a simple option for avoiding the ideas or practices of a belief system you don't agree with: don't frequent their space. This courteous expectation naturally applied to all religions and expressions of faith. California is now attempting to end this system of free association that allows people to define their local and religious cultures. California Senate Bill 1146 (SB 1146), which is slated for a vote Tuesday, seeks to limit the religious exemptions from federal Title IX regulations that colleges and universities use for hiring instructors, teaching classes, and conducting student services in line with their faith. Under SB 1146, a college would be eligible for an exemption only for training pastors or theology teachers .

theguardian.com

by Warwick Mansell

May 5, 2016

No one knows exactly how many children are being taught at home, but new figures suggest numbers in England are growing. Why is this?

In some of England's largest local authority areas, hundreds of young people are being home educated: Kent listed 1,285 children; Essex, 1,234; Norfolk, 1,052; and Lancashire, 918. About 85% of local authorities documented a rise in home education over those three years, with 27 authorities reporting a doubling of numbers.

milkandcookiesblog.com

by Amy

March 25, 2016

One would think that teaching about inventions would be easy. Unfortunately, since many of our greatest inventors lived during the age of what is known as the patent wars, giving proper credit where credit is due is often difficult.

Too often I have read history books in which an invention is casually mentioned as part of one person's biography. But we have many inventions that need to be studied as part of their own timeline. Sometimes, a product's timeline from start to finish can even surpass the length of a person's timeline. An inkling of an idea could start in the mind of one person, only to be fully realized a decade later by someone new, and then perfected decades later by a third person, and lastly patented by someone not even involved with the early steps of the invention. Just Google "who invented (insert product)" and you'll see. What is an easy way to get started on studying inventions? Incorporate them with your geography!

realnewsrightnow.com

by R. Hobbus J.D.

March 3, 2016

KALAMAZOO, Mi. - The sustainable agricultural and agrochemical company Monsanto has purchased a public school district in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for $65.7 million.

Dr. Hanz-Friedrich Goebbels, an Austrian-born biochemist and former warden at a high-security psychiatric facility in eastern Germany, has been appointed by Monsanto to serve as the Kalamazoo school district's superintendent. Dr. Goebbels spoke to reporters inside the gymnasium at Woods Lake Elementary School Thursday afternoon, saying, "The pupils shall continue their studies as planned. I expect everything will run smoothly and efficiently."

      

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