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Jackson Citizen Patriot (MI)

by Jessi De La Cruz

September 26, 2004

Parents say teaching at home allows for a more personalized education; critics question the lack of educational standards.

Mark and Carol Haavisto weighed their options before deciding to homeschool their two children. When it came down to it, the Jackson couple chose to home school based heavily on their desire to pass on their Christian faith. That was five years ago and even though the Haavistos' decision was complicated, it was also the simplest.


by Tom Costello

September 23, 2004

As the trend increases, the debate continues

A former teacher, Linda says traditional schools simply waste too much time and she was convinced she can do better at home.

Tyler Morning Telegraph (TX)

by Kenneth Dean

September 23, 2004

Entrusted with education children, a former Tyler Independent School District substitute teacher was arrested Thursday for the sexual assault of a John Tyler student.

Antigone Overstreet, 39, of Tyler, was arrested by Tyler police after state District Judge Carole Clark issued a warrant, based on a police investigation, for the woman's arrest.

Jackson Citizen Patriot (MI)

September 23, 2004

A former Northwest High School teacher will spend a year in jail after pleading guilty to trying to lure an underage girl online.

As part of a plea agreement, Adam Goodrow received five years probation after pleading to one count in Wayne County Circuit Court in August. The arrest was part of an Internet sting.

The New York Times - [Archive Subscription Required]

by Elaine Sciolino

September 19, 2004

The rage of reality television in France this season has nothing do with surviving on a desert island or competing for a husband.

Twelve girls and 12 boys ages 14 to 16 have been sequestered in a former seminary in the middle of France and plunged into the rigid, harsh French public school system of the 1950's.


by Annette M. Hall

September 19, 2004

Homeschool Group Scouts the Clavey River - This trip will not soon be forgotten by the unsuspecting participants.

The road twisted and turned up and down the mountain range. When the ruts in the road became large enough to swallow a house, I began to get nervous. Shawn thought it would be calming to me if he pointed out all the cars that had careened over the edge of the cliff and began counting them, outloud.


by Annette M. Hall

September 15, 2004

The dog days of summer are here, soon fall will be upon us and yet another school year has begun.

The signs are everywhere, even the tin-man down the hill is glad to see school start; he can be seen peeking out the window of his yellow school bus these days. The stores are all having terrific sales on school supplies and we, like many others, really stocked up this year.

The Register (UK)

by Lester Haines

September 15, 2004

A "world-beating" biometric scanner system which was intended to remove the stigma of claiming free school meals has been removed from a school in Sunderland - after failing to deliver on its cutting-edge promise.

The Venerable Bede Church of England School in Ryhope deployed the CRB Solutions' kit in its canteen as a way of identifying pupils anonymously by cross-referencing their retinas with a database. Apparently, this spared kids entitled to free grub from ridicule and lambastation at the hands of their peers.

Hagerstown Morning Herald (MD) - [Story No Longer Available]

September 15, 2004

An elementary-school computer instructor charged with attempting to seduce a minor over the Internet may be placed on house arrest pending his trial, but must quit his job, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Marc H. Rosenberg, 58, was arrested Sept. 14 at the Franklin Mills Mall, where authorities said he arranged to meet a person who claimed in an Internet chat room to be a 13-year-old girl. The "girl" turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, prosecutors said.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (OH)

by Reid Forgrave

September 10, 2004

District puts her on paid leave

A fourth-grade teacher at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School was placed on paid administrative leave after her arrest on a charge of drug trafficking, a district official said Thursday.


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