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For anyone who has taken the ACT , a score of 36 means one thing-- perfection. For Mandeville's Joshua Owens it means a good shot at M.I.T. and a future of endless possibilities.

Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:32 am

CHILDREN charged with sex offences will no longer be allowed to attend WA schools if they are deemed a risk to other students. CHILDREN charged with sex offences will no longer be allowed to attend West Australian schools if they are deemed a risk to other students.

Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:39 pm

Home for abused teen girls looks to open in Port Huron The home will offer life skills, support groups, home schooling, art classes and job skills. Check out this story on thetimesherald.com: http://bwne.ws/2wVdwu0 A local woman has plans to open a shelter in Port Huron for teen girls that have been sexually, physically or emotionally abused.

Posted: October 14, 2017, 9:06 pm

Betsy Devos can usually be counted on the embrace school vouchers over charter schools as the preferred method of privatizing public education, but there is one notable exception. DeVos and her alt-right handlers from the White House have a special place their "hearts" for online charter schools , which provide parents free rein to educate of miseducate their children in a home school environment.

Posted: October 11, 2017, 4:24 pm

I would like to dispassionately discuss college basketball today, without directly referencing the recent footwear follies/FBI probe and without even mentioning a certain notorious sideline suit whose first name rhymes with "Slick" and whose last name rhymes with "Maraschino." For those familiar with my column work going back to college - I went to Maryland, a full-time, first-rate offender of athletic-vs.-academic priorities - you already know that before we pay college basketball players , I believe we should simply dismantle college basketball.

Posted: October 10, 2017, 2:32 am

DHS Senior named Commended Student Young scholar says read all you can, live a well-rounded life Check out this story on demingheadlight.com: http://www.demingheadlight.com/story/news/education/2017/10/09/dhs-senior-named-commended-student/741772001/ DEMING - It was not a special quantity of "being smart" that earned 16-year-old Elena Williams a commendation by the National Merit Scholarship program, but a combination of independence, good habits, and test-taking savvy: that was the Deming High School senior's observation, looking back on a school career that included four years of home-schooling. "It all starts at home," said Williams after volleyball practice Thursday evening.

Posted: October 9, 2017, 3:25 pm

There was a time not too long ago, when pop culture and the entertainment media enjoyed mocking home-schooling. Home-schoolers were awkward and out of the mainstream, over-protective parents and children who would never socially mature, Hollywood told us time and time again.

Posted: October 9, 2017, 6:25 am

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has faced lawsuits and opposition since her hotly debated confirmation in February. - See this story on www.npr.org It has been more than six months since Betsy DeVos was confirmed as education secretary after one of the most contentious Cabinet nomination battles in memory, and so we thought it worth an update on her major moves so far - and the public response.

Posted: October 9, 2017, 2:11 am

Andrea Johnson/MDN Students from the Prairie Christian Home Schoolers group meet on Thursdays for group classes at the First Church of the Nazarene in Minot. Some home-schoolers learn about science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics as members of one of Minot's 11 Youth Robotics Leagues.

Posted: October 8, 2017, 7:25 am

Tyler Miller, 11, of Claremont, stands against bullying in Broad Street Park in Claremont Thursday afternoon.

Posted: October 6, 2017, 7:27 am

With only one in two school-aged children attending elementary school in the western Nunavut community of Gjoa Haven, and school attendance lagging in the region's other four communities, the executive director of Kitikmeot School Operations appeared Oct. 4 before the Kitikmeot region's annual meeting of mayors with this message: please find ways to ensure kids in your community attend school. "We really need to unite everyone possible," the KSO's Catherine Keeling told the mayors of Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak and Kugaaruk, who, with their senior administrative officials, met this week in Cambridge Bay.

Posted: October 5, 2017, 2:59 pm

The Journal Gazette teamed up with HuffPost for an in-depth look at the School Choice Program, commonly referred to as vouchers.

Posted: October 5, 2017, 6:08 am

Setting the record straight on home schooling in Ontario TheSpec.com So, while the Catholic schools Daly points to potentially save taxpayers more than $140 million dollars, the more than 136,000 students who will attend independent schools or be home schooled this fall will save taxpayers

Posted: October 4, 2017, 7:10 pm

Mohammed spends his days playing computer games and looking after his granddad. He's only 14, but he hasn't been to school since December.

Posted: October 4, 2017, 2:11 am

Brittany Vail, of Kankakee, helps her son Isaiah, 7, left, read a book while her son Judah, 6, right, writes spelling words and her daughter Bella, 2, center, plays with puzzles Tuesday in their living room. Brittany and her husband, Nathan, who were both educated through homeschool before completing college, have decided to do the same with their three children.

Posted: October 2, 2017, 1:58 pm

A high school senior says the private Christian school in New Hampshire that he attended since kindergarten told him he was no longer welcome because of his gender identity and suggested he get counseling. Stiles Zuschlag of Lebanon, Maine, told Seacoast Media Group he had excelled academically and in sports and had many friends at Tri-City Christian Academy in Somersworth when he made it known in 2015 that he was transgender.

Posted: October 2, 2017, 11:56 am

Last Sunday was a good time for a few big belly laughs as the country was in the middle of its great debate over national anthem conduct. I found many chuckles at The Father's House where internationally-known comic and YouTube star Tim Hawkins was in town to share his brand of humor.

Posted: October 1, 2017, 1:37 am

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