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St. Petersburg Times (FL)

by Rebecca Catalanello

October 18, 2003

The failed Deerwood Academy's debt is unknown, possibly $200,000, most of it owed to the school district.

Port Richey - The Pasco County School District will absorb much of the debt left by the newly defunct Deerwood Academy charter school, the district's top financial leader said Monday.

National School Safety and Security Services

by Kenneth S. Trump

October 18, 2003

We have been quite surprised to note that upon sharing the incidents of school-related violent deaths that we have identified below, the majority of people we meet with can only recall hearing of only one or two of these at the most. We do NOT want to be alarmist, but we DO want members of our school communities to be aware and prepared, not scared.

ReliableAnswers.com

by Shawn K. Hall

October 14, 2003

CBS has taken the very worst events in the history of homeschooling and painted them as the hidden culture and agenda of parents who choose to educate their own children.

I do not deny they happen, no more than I deny the existence of Adolf Hitler. However, the assertion that these are common events is no less ridiculous than saying that every politician is as bad as Hitler; using Dr. Zhivago as the poster child for the entire medical community; implying that every public school suffers from the same traumas and disasters as Columbine; or that every news organization is as irresponsible in their reporting as CBS. I don't claim that any of these are untrue, but very unlikely.

A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling

by Ann Zeise

October 13, 2003

CBS Evening News dredged up an old murder suicide story in order to once again sell fear disguised as a news story tonight.

This is much more of a case of social workers NOT doing their jobs! This family was well known to both Arizona and North Carolina social workers! These people were already being investigated for child abuse... a SECOND time, after already having been convicted in Arizona.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (OH)

by Robert Anglen

October 8, 2003

After shaky start, more structure makes Virtual High click

The Tomorrowland vision of virtual schools, with computers replacing teachers and the Internet replacing classrooms, didn't work in Cincinnati.

The Scotsman

by Seonag MacKinnon

October 7, 2003

Leading figures in education and health have attacked ministers for declaring their opposition to the introduction of the morning-after pill in schools.

In 2000, a total of 9,464 Scots teenagers became pregnant and 4,000 had abortions. The Executive is about to publish a report on sexual health.

The Christian Science Monitor

by Julia Gran

October 7, 2003

Teachers are fleeing their jobs faster than ever before. Schools, once worried about hiring, now ask: How do we keep them-

The Scotsman (UK)

by Seonag MacKinnon

October 7, 2003

LEADING figures in education and health have attacked ministers for declaring their opposition to the introduction of the morning-after pill in schools.

In 2000, a total of 9,464 Scots teenagers became pregnant and 4,000 had abortions. The Executive is about to publish a report on sexual health.

Deseret Morning News

by Stephen Speckman

October 7, 2003

Perennial debate: How much is enough- Too much-

Studies support their claims that homework increases exponentially over the elementary and high school years.

SFGate (CA)

by Heather Knight

October 7, 2003

Currently, neighborhood students get priority only if they add to a school's diversity -- as measured by the district's "diversity index," a compilation of six socioeconomic factors, not including race.

      

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