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Fox News

by Caleb Parke

May 29, 2020

Parents in several states nationwide are "shocked" to find they can't withdraw their children from public school, the largest U.S. legal organization for homeschool families told Fox News.

A RealClear Opinion Research survey shows that 40 percent of families are more likely to homeschool when lockdown restrictions lift, a significant increase from the 2.5 million children who were educating their kids at home before stay-at-home orders were put in place.

cairnsnews.org

May 26, 2020

Forced vaccinations now can be legally stopped-no quality control for 32 years. Case 1:18-cv-03215-JMF Document 18 Filed 07/09/18

Vaccine injury lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Del Bigtree, producer of the suppressed anti-vaccine documentary, Vaxxed and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) are credited with this victory. They demanded the relevant government documents proving that all federally approved vaccines had been tested for quality over the past 32 years - and there were none. Here are the huge legal and practical implications in this legal victory for the American people:

insidehighered.com

by Scott Jaschik

May 19, 2020

Thirty-three percent of high school seniors say they would defer or cancel an admittance rather than attend an all-online college. Plus results from other surveys of students and parents.

Ninety-five percent said that they would honor commitments made to colleges that plan to reopen in the fall with social distancing measures in place. But the survey also indicated that the later an institution announces its policy, the more apprehension students will have about it. The California State University system announced this month that most classes in the fall would be online. But many other colleges -- including such prominent institutions as the University of Texas at Austin -- are planning for in-person classes in the fall. Both approaches are being criticized by some -- Cal State for being too fearful of what might happen and the campuses that are opening for taking a big risk with student and employee health.

CNBC

by Abigail Hess

April 28, 2020

Some students are deciding if it is financially prudent to temporarily, or permanently, drop out of college as coronavirus has moved classes online.

Colleges around the world have closed their doors and moved their classes online to stem the spread of coronavirus. An overwhelming majority of students agree with public health officials that canceling in-person classes is an important part of social distancing and containing the virus, but that doesn't mean they are prepared to invest the same amount of time and money on a different educational experience.

savannahnow.com

by G.G. Rigsby

March 7, 2019

A state House bill meant to address the deaths of two Effingham County teenagers was changed Thursday to answer concerns of parents who homeschool their children and dislike government intrusion.

"This won't catch every one," the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon, said during a Juvenile Justice Committee meeting Wednesday, but he said it will be worthwhile if it saves one child. "I don't believe it's significant in terms of numbers but if it's you, it's pretty significant." House Bill 530 is meant to prevent another case like the one in Effingham County, where siblings Mary and Elwyn Crocker Jr. quit attending public school and were found buried behind their family's house in the Guyton area Dec. 20.

theguardian.com

by Andrew Helms

March 9, 2018

Its supporters say competitive shooting helps develop students' discipline and sportsmanship. But the sport is under increased scrutiny in the gun debate era

Sobel, Menjik and the rest of the Central Square team had driven over 200 miles through the howling winds of a nor'easter to participate in the New York Public High School Athletic Association Air Rifle Championship. Held on the campus of the US Military Academy at West Point this past Saturday, 71 shooters from across the state had gathered in a quest to be crowned New York's best. Outside, whitecaps churned across the Hudson River and snow drifts swirled in small cyclones, but inside West Point's air-rifle range the vibe was warm and familial. Parents opened coolers filled with sandwiches and soft drinks, coaches met to discuss safety and strategy, and students conquered their jitters with cell phone games. If not for the quiet, repetitive pop of the rifles, it could have been any other youth sporting event.

foodbabe.com

by Food Babe

January 17, 2018

There is no denying that Girl Scout Cookies are delicious but when you find out what's actually in them, you might think twice about eating them ever again.

I used to be a Girl Scout and if I knew what I know now about food and nutrition, I would have boycotted selling them until the ingredients changed. We all know cookies are cookies and they are a treat that isn't meant to be "healthy." But, the cookies I like to eat have basic ingredients - flour, sugar, butter or coconut oil, baking soda and eggs. If you've been to any grocery store lately, you'll see that there are tons of options that are just that. So, why is it that the Girl Scouts get little girls to hawk these cookies year after year that are filled with artificial and questionable ingredients?

patch.com

by Hoa Quach

December 17, 2017

Should every child in California have free access to a preschool? Four of the leading gubernatorial candidates think so, making it possible that the Golden State could become the first in the nation to offer universal preschool.

"Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, State Treasurer John Chiang and former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin all agreed that universal preschool was essential not only for children, but for the state," according to a report by edsource.org.

edsource.org

by Louis Freedberg and Ashley Hopkinson

December 17, 2017

In what would be a significant shift from Gov. Jerry Brown's position on early education, the four leading Democratic candidates running to replace him next year say they are committed to offering universal preschool in California.

Under Gov. Brown's watch, California has increased the number of subsidized preschool and child care slots, as well as access to an early kindergarten grade called transitional kindergarten for some 4-year-olds. But much to the frustration of early education advocates, Brown has rejected pressures to expand preschool to all low-income 4-year-olds, mainly citing the costs of such an expansion as the major impediment. In a setback for advocates two years ago, Brown vetoed what was called "The Preschool for All" legislation (Assembly Bill 47).

npr.org

by Claudio Sanchez

December 12, 2017

In 2001, not long after Oklahoma had adopted one of the nation's first universal pre-K programs, researchers from Georgetown University began tracking kids who came out of the program in Tulsa, documenting their academic progress over time.

In a new report published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management today, researchers were able to show that Tulsa's pre-K program has significant, positive effects on students' outcomes and well-being through middle school.

      

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