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Every once in a while, a horrible story involving home-schooled children grabs the public's attention. Most recently, a Perris, Calif., couple allegedly kept their 13 sons and daughters chained and malnourished, while filing the proper paperwork each year to tell the state that they were running a small, home-based private school for the kids.

Posted: January 21, 2018, 4:20 am

The 58-year-old DJ from Oldham, who made his name as the keyboardist for Inspiral Carpets, has his seven-year-old Cassius 'sat on my back as we speak'. He is the youngest of five for Clint, following Hector, 11, and Oscar, 13, from his current marriage to Charlie, plus 20-somethings Max and Harley from an earlier marriage.

Posted: January 20, 2018, 7:58 am

The alleged horrific crime involved the torture of 13 California siblings is the focus of Friday night's 20/20 special. It includes an interview from Dr. Barbara Knox, a child abuse pediatrician and professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:21 am

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My family belongs to a segment of the population about which there seem to be many misconceptions and uninformed opinions. Specifically, we are home-schoolers.

Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:00 pm

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act creates a new wrinkle for 529 college savings plans, which are tax advantaged. The bill would allow parents to use them for K-12 expenses, including private school choice, as well as postsecondary costs.

Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:34 pm

Long Acres Ranch near Richmond recently hosted four groups of fourth- and fifth-grade students from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, providing firsthand instruction on soil erosion and its effect on the environment. 'We were not even officially open before these final groups of 2017 came and to date we've already had more than 2,000 elementary school students participate in educational programs at the ranch,' said Jim Kidda, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program coordinator.

Posted: January 19, 2018, 8:48 am

The 13 children imprisoned for years by their parents in their squalid California home were beaten, shackled, starved and even taunted with food that they were forbidden to eat, a prosecutor said on Thursday. The victims, ages 2 to 29, were severely malnourished, suffering from muscle wasting and stunted growth.

Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:14 am

David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, from Perris California, face accusations of torture, child endangerment and holding their 13 children captive. Authorities found some of their kids chained to beds, "in dark and foul-smelling surroundings," following an emergency phone call from the 17-year-old daughter who escaped from the house on Sunday.

Posted: January 19, 2018, 2:09 am

City officials couldn't find any records that the fire marshal conducted required annual inspections at a California home that doubled as a private school where authorities say 13 malnourished siblings were kept captive in filthy conditions by their parents. On Wednesday, a state lawmaker for the area said he's considering introducing legislation requiring state officials to conduct at least annual walkthroughs of schools.

Posted: January 18, 2018, 9:22 pm

Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children. The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Posted: January 18, 2018, 4:38 pm

Members of the media in front of the home of David and Louise Turpin in Perris, Calif. on Jan. 16. Members of the media in front of the home of David and Louise Turpin in Perris, Calif.

Posted: January 18, 2018, 2:17 pm

The parents of 13 children are accused of holding them captive in this Perris, Calif., home. Authorities said an emaciated teenager led deputies to the home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some malnourished and chained to beds.

Posted: January 18, 2018, 12:33 am

The family seen in Dr Seuss-style shirts in a group photo which appears to have been taken in April 2016 Californian authorities could change home-schooling laws after 13 siblings were found chained to their beds at home in California. Campaigners argued stricter regulation could have prevented the case of the emaciated family, aged between two and 29-years-old, found shackled inside their home in Perris, Los Angeles, on Sunday.

Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:31 am

Authorities said an emaciated teenager led deputies to the California ho... . Members of the media work outside a home Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding their 13 children captive, in Perris, Calif.

Posted: January 17, 2018, 10:31 am

The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials. David Turpin had been home schooling his children at the residence, which he called the Sandcastle Day School.

Posted: January 17, 2018, 2:05 am

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks through Statuary Hall for final passage of the Republican tax reform bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

Posted: January 17, 2018, 2:05 am

Superintendent Philip Thornton revealed last week a list of potential line items on the chopping block in order to free up money to pay retroactive pay raises for the teachers, which went into effect with the approval of the new collective bargaining agreements between the Warwick School Committee and Warwick Teachers' Union.

Posted: January 16, 2018, 6:40 pm

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