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Is School Driving Kids Literally Crazy?

By Kerry McDonald May can be a particularly dangerous month for schoolchildren. According to 13 years of recent data collected on mental health emergency room visits at Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Center in Hartford, May typically has the most. Under Pressure Boston College psychology professor, Peter Gray, looked more closely at this data and found that…

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School Lunch in Japan – It’s Not Just About Eating!

By CafCu Media A fascinating look into the life of Japanese schoolchildren and why lunchtime is a fun, enriching (and hygienic?) experience. Get inspired to see how Japanese students operate their lunch period! You can see why “lunch period” is placed as a learning period in Japanese schools. Directed, edited and filmed by Atsuko Satake Quirk,…

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It’s a Great Time to Be a Homeschooler

By Kerry McDonald Homeschoolers are a diverse bunch. Our teaching approaches and learning philosophies vary. Our politics run the gamut and our visions of education reform differ greatly. Yet, despite these contrasts, homeschoolers are remarkably similar. I recently asked a large, eclectic group of homeschooling parents why they chose this education option for their children. Key…

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Kidnapped Homeschool Children to be Released from State Custody

By Brittany Hunter Outrage spread across the nation in February, after a mother in Buffalo, New York was stripped of her parental rights over her decision to homeschool her children. But now, after months of separation, a local court has finally restored Kiarre Harris’ custodial rights, and her children will soon be coming home. Kidnapped by…

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Parents Disagree With School Over ADHD Diagnosis — So CPS Kidnapped Their Son

By Annabelle Bamforth A couple from Ohio have found themselves in a troubling custody battle with Child Protective Services for reportedly rejecting a mental health diagnosis of their son urged by the school administration. The disagreement has turned ugly and parents Christian and Katie Maple say they have lost custody of their son over refusing…

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This Elementary School Abolished Homework, and the Results Were Astonishing

By Annie Holmquist Late last summer, Texas teacher Brandy Young made internet waves when she sent a note about homework to the parents of her students. Instead of the normal spend-30-minutes-a-day-on-homework command that parents normally hear, Mrs. Young’s note informed them that she would not be giving homework at all. Instead, she asked families to spend more…

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Rochester, Minnesota’s Ill-conceived Decision to Ban “Under-vaccinated” Children From its Public Schools

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze This Duty to Warn column consists of several sections in response to the Rochester Public School Board’s recent decision to require all of its pupils to be fully vaccinated per the CDC-mandated schedule. Presumably, Rochester’s famous Mayo Clinic, especially its pediatrics department, was consulted before the…

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Groups alert Ministers to GMO product placement disguised as education

CORPORATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM CHARLOTTETOWN, March 5, 2017 – Growing concern over corporate marketing for a genetically modified (GM) apple in a March 7 webinar for high-school students has led groups to write a joint letter to provincial Ministers of Education, asking them to remove this product placement from the classroom. (1) “Advertising masquerading as…

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Groups Warn of Corporations Promoting GMO Products in Schools This March

By CBAN Friday, March 3, 2017. Charlottetown – Today, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, Kids Right to Know, the Council of Canadians and Earth Action PEI are alerting teachers and students about corporate public relations inside “Agriculture in the Classroom” activities, in particular a webinar on March 7 to promote a recently approved genetically modified (GM) apple….

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Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solving Attention Deficit Disorder

By Vic Bishop Public education is more stressful than ever for our children, as standardized testing requirements increase and programs like art, music and physical education are being phased out. The result of this type of environment is predictable, and the medical establishment and big pharma are making a killing by drugging active children with ADHD…

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