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WARNING: The links to the following articles are automatically generated and updated hourly based on a search for the term "Homeschool" from Yahoo news syndication.

For those of us who have turned off the television, this will give you a good indication of how the major news media treats homeschooling. You will not find much mention of private Biblical homeschooling. The ideology of those in the news media is apparent as the "goodies" of government homeschooling are often the most positively spun elements.

Be sure to read "Avoid Government Homeschooling Like the Plague" to inoculate yourself before continuing.

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Starved boy’s mother told school not to feed child
GREENVILLE, Pa. — Investigators in Pennsylvania said a mother accused of starving and beating her 7-year-old son told officials at his school not to feed the boy breakfast, according to WPXI. According to police, during the 2012-2013 school year, the mother told teachers at the school in Hempfield Township that if her son had at a […]

Home schooling thriving in central Indiana
GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — One southside home-school group has 200 children participating this fall, reflecting an increase in home schooling over the past several years.

F1 technology to power Oxford buses
A total of 20 buses are fitted with Formula One race technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Report: Starved boy’s mother told school not to feed child
Investigators in Pennsylvania said a mother accused of starving and beating her 7-year-old son told officials at his school not to feed the boy breakfast. According to police, during the 2012-2013 school year, the mother told teachers at the school in Hempfield Township that her son had at a large breakfast at home and would “overeat if he was fed again.” Pittsburgh TV station WPXI has also ...

Teaching Art to Your Child Made Simple - Madcap Logic Introduces 'The Art Factory' Integrated Lesson Plans for Hands ...
Perfect for Homeschool and Distance learning families, 'The Art Factory' 'Integrated Lesson Plans for Creativity Express Online make it easy and fun to include art education in any child’s curriculum. No prior experience necessary! (PRWeb September 02, 2014) Read the full story at

Upcoming Events as of Sept. 1, 2014
The Upcoming Events list is a public service of the Times-News. To list an event, email the Sports Department at, fax it to (423) 392-1385, or contact the Sports Department after 5 p.m. at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328 ext. 323. Submissions must be received at least one week prior to the event and include sport, dates, deadlines, location and contact information.  ...

Community Update
ClassesALLEN COUNTY PURDUE EXTENSION OFFICE PROGRAMS: 4001 Crescent Ave. unless otherwise specified; 481-6826 for information and registration.• “Edgy Veggie Eating Plans,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds Law Providing Tax Credits for Religious Schools
New Hampshire's highest court has upheld the northeast state's tax credit program that allows for funds to go to religious schools.

It's the beginning of a new year for kids schooled at home as well
Tuesday, as fifth-graders around the region pull on their backpacks and board school buses, Skye Harris, 10, will play and race around the house until her mother gets up. Then they'll have breakfast and, around 8 or 9, school will start.

Loss of funding creates uncertainty for Scott County summer camp
Phillip Lane says that for almost half a century the Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp has been an icon in the area.But the camp, which is owned by the Big Stone Gap District of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, recently lost its funding from the district, and Lane, who lives nearby and manages the nearly 80-acres that the camp is situated on, says without the proper funding, he ...

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: 18 students earn perfect Latin papers
Eighteen Gwinnett County Schools students were awarded perfect papers on the National Latin Exam. This year more than 140,000 students across the country took this exam, but only 445 were awarded perfect papers.

German Homeschoolers Win Custody of Their Kids, But Court Still Calls it Abuse of Parental Authority
An appeals court in Germany has ruled that a family court's decision to keep legal custody of four children away from their parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, was wrong, and ordered that complete custody be returned to the family. However, the court maintained that homeschooling endangers children and they should go to school.

German Government Returns Custody of Homeschooled Children to Their Parents
DARMSTADT, Germany – Over a year after German police raided their home and seized their children, the parents of four homeschoolers have regained legal custody of their children, but remain concerned about the criminal ramifications surrounding the right to homeschool. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of […]

Midnight magic in Morrison
Matthew Henthorn of the Midnight Cake Shop works on a cake in his Morrison home. What started as a late-night hobby while he worked full time at St. Ambrose College has turned into a home business for Henthorn.

SWCHA makes noise as homeschool high school football team
SWCHA is 2-0 this season, and its 28 players are made up of homeschool kids.

Children need free play, but are ‘unschoolers’ giving them too much?
With the school day and school year increasing, homework loads growing and ballet, soccer and Mandarin taking over the rest of their time, children today have very little opportunity to simply … play. “We’ve created an abnormal environment,” Peter Gray, a psychology professor at Boston College and the author of the book Free to Learn, told Op-Talk. “It’s where children strengthen social bonds ...

The Labor Day eve line: Plus, Duggar news
Here's an open line to start the Labor Day weekend, plus the headline roundup. Football? Now? Really? Also: * DUGGAR DOINGS: An evangelical Christian figure has denounced the Quiverfull movement championed by Jim Bob Duggar in his prolific breeding. Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, described the Quiverfull ideology – which promotes ...

Henry students place at 4-H State Congress
McDONOUGH — Two Henry County students placed in the 72nd Annual 4-H State Congress recently.

Homeschool Advocate Michael Farris Responds to Sex Scandals of Homeschool Leaders Bill Gothard, Doug Phillips
The Home School Legal Defense Association criticized the patriarchy movement among some Christian and homeschool leaders as unbiblical and harmful, and apologized for not speaking up sooner about the issue.

Private teams carry momentum from historic seasons
Private and homeschool football teams in the Katy and Fort Bend areas experienced unprecedented collective success in 2013, many achieving the best seasons in program history.

EVENTS 8-29-14
BOOKS BY THE SEA • Aug. 30: Gina Fava signs her latest book, “The Sculptor,” 2 to 4 p.m. at Books by the Sea, 846 Main St., Osterville. 508-420-9400. YELLOW UMBRELLA BOOKS • Aug. 30: Journalist Greg O’Brien, a Cape Codder and former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and Register newspapers, and with 35 years of newspaper and magazine experience, will sign copies of his new book, “On Pluto ...

Speedy Debu sets age-group world records for 10K run; Cretu competes at USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic ...
Amber Debu already held one world record — although she didn’t know it yet. Following a 46-minute, 49-second Railroad Days 10K fun run performance on Aug. 16 in Snoqualmie, the Redmond 8-year-old notched her second world record. On that day, race organizers informed Debu that her time was the fastest recorded for an 8-year-old running a 10K race.

Yoemen are ready to rumble
After a month of grueling workouts in the intense Texas heat and a pair of scrimmages, the Yoemen will strap the helmets on for real when they open the 2014 campaign on the road tomorrow night, facing the Connally Cadets in pre-district action.

N.H. Supreme Court Reinstates Education Tax Credit Program
A unanimous New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling out today says a controversial school choice program will once again be able to give tax-credit-funded scholarships to religious schools, but today’s ruling is far from the final word. Under the Education Tax Credit, companies can give donations for scholarships, and claim 85 percent off their business taxes. Scholarship organizations use those ...

Local Mom Homeschools Five Kids: A Day in the Life
The Carter house is just like many American homes on any weekday morning. With five kids: Emory, Avery, Colby, Kylie and Crosby, fixing breakfast is a family affair. While last week many kids walked to school - or caught the bus - every weekday morning the Carter kids walk down the hall, where after breakfast, their kitchen turns into a classroom. "The truth is your kids are getting an education ...

Home-school may change college recruitment
Last year, Haley Renemar had no idea how to get into college. Monday, she began her collegiate experience at ACU. Renemar, freshman convergence journalism major from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was home-schooled from kindergarten up to high school graduation last year.

Windows to New Worlds
After 17 years of planning, fundraising, designing and building, the South Carolina State Museum’s new Windows To New Worlds project officially opens on Aug. 16. It includes a planetarium, 4D theater, observatory and an exciting and collaborative approach to education that can reach every school and give every student a chance to reach for the stars.

Young entrepreneur blossoms
When you talk to the articulate Grover Grafton, you get the impression that he is a young man with a head for business. The Wyoming-born youth is conquering the Williston, N.D. boom, one farmer’s mark

Echoes Cheryl Hill's critique of Common Core
This afternoon, while I was playing with my 4-year-old daughter, I received a phone call from a Connecticut mother, Cheryl Hill , who asked me to respond to a rebuttal to her August 8, 2014 article written by attorney and Common Core supporter Ecton Manning.

Must-See Dance Performances This Season
With offerings ranging from experimental performance installations to elaborate productions of Swan Lake , there's no excuse for sitting this dance season out. by Sarah Burke For unacquainted audiences, dance can be one of the easiest art forms to dismiss with the claim, "It's just not for me." But the East Bay's burgeoning, diverse dance scene deserves an audience. Luckily, the community is ...