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kobtv.com

November 23, 2004

The New Mexico Activities Association will ask member schools to decide whether charter school or home-schooled students can participate in NMAA athletics.

Several groups throughout the state have asked the governing board for high school athletics and activities to allow home-schooled and charter school students to be allowed to participate.

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.

World Net Daily

by Vox Day

November 22, 2004

The number of confirmed sexual abuses committed by educational personnel represents almost a quarter of the total cases of all abuses accurately reported by educational personnel.

Teachers simply don't make for very reliable reporters. Educational personnel were the single most likely group to make unsubstantiated claims of child abuse. Their 179,098 unsubstantiated claims represented 17.1 percent of all such claims

News With Views

by Ron Lee

November 12, 2004

Students in the District 7 public school system are not attending classes as they should.

In the 2003 - 2004 school year 1,424 students missed 14 days or more of school. Of this 1,424, 200 missed 34 or more days. 100 of the biggest offenders were in high school.

News Max

by Dave Eberhart

November 11, 2004

Under new law being considered, the federal government would require that every child in America undergo psychological screening and receive recommended treatment, including drug therapies.

Next week the Senate re-convenes to consider an omnibus appropriations bill that includes funding for grants to implement mandatory universal mental health screening for almost 60 million children, pregnant women, and adults through schools and pre-schools.

Adoption Library

by David Siegel

November 10, 2004

HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala today approved a welfare demonstration in the state of California which is designed to promote self-sufficiency for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children.

Teen-age AFDC parents who maintain at least a "C" grade point average or graduate from high school will be eligible to receive cash bonuses of $100 and $500, respectively. Parents who fail to maintain a "D" grade point average could have their AFDC payment reduced by $50 for each of two months.

USA TODAY

by Nanci Hellmich

November 1, 2004

Children are supposed to play, run, jump and be active for at least two hours a day, but most aren't doing even half that much at preschool, says one of the first large studies to examine physical activity in children ages 3 to 5.

This low activity level could be contributing to the increasing problem of excess weight in kids, says researcher Russ Pate, a professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. About 10% of children ages 2 to 5 are overweight; another 12% are at risk of becoming so, the latest government statistics show. More than half of 3- to 5-year-olds go to preschool. Children need more vigorous play during unstructured free time at preschool, Pate says, and they also need more organized physical activities, like dancing the hokey-pokey.

World Net Daily

by Ron Strom

October 28, 2004

Families fined for refusing to send children to government institutions

Seven homeschooling fathers in Germany spent several days in jail for refusing to pay fines that were imposed on them for failing to send their children to government schools.

The Herald-Mail Company (MD) - [Archive Subscription Required]

by Wanda T. Williams

October 18, 2004

TrueVoteMD, an election integrity group opposing the state's electronic touch-screen voting machines, is fighting the state's decision to not grant poll-watching credentials to group members for the Nov. 2 election.

"Electronic voting machines are vulnerable to human error and tampering," said Linda Schade, co-founder of the Tacoma Park, Md.-based group of approximately 3,000 members. "We're hoping to educate voters and document the problems that people have."

USA Today (NC)

October 16, 2004

Four schools in the University of North Carolina system will participate in a pilot program that allows them to download music, movies and other copyrighted material on the Internet for free.

      

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