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Is Pre-K Really Necessary?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Pre-K is a modern invention. Kindergarten used to be the first year of school and now little ones often go to pre-k at three or even two. Setting the ...

Forecasting the Big Trends of 2016: Politics Edition

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Most election cycles occur within well-understood parameters. Indeed, these parameters are so generally accepted by the experts that they assume the character of revealed truth. And so they appear to be, until their foundations are shifted and we are suddenly confronted by new arrangements.

Access to Early Education and Playful Bee

Café McMullen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
Café McMullen

When I first talked to Yvette Hwee on the phone about her wonderful online preschool startup, Playful Bee, I was captivated by her passion. She spoke enthusiastically about America's issues regarding preschool and her experiences as a mom of two young girls.

Sex Scandals, Homeschooling and the Religious Right

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

Sex scandals keep bubbling up from the Christian home school world and there is an underlying connection you've not yet read about--and believe it or not, it ties into the tea party and the GOP house speaker race.

What Possessions Were Salvaged From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Do The Astin Kids Go To School At Sea?

Posted 09.09.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

What Strengths Did The Astin Family Find From Hurricane Sandy?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

How Introverted Parents Can Homeschool Their Kids (And Still Get Alone Time)

Quiet Revolution | Quinn Cummings | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Four years ago, my daughter Alice was coasting through school on the parts she did like (words) and charming her way out of the bits she hated (number...

Confessions of an Un-Socialized Public Schooled Child

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Eliza De La Portilla

If my son should ever ask to attend a brick and mortar school, I will be the first one at the principal's office the next day enrolling him in school. But I won't be enrolling him for socialization or any other excuse. It will be because it is what he wants, and what we as a family believe is best for him and for us.

The Global Search for Education: Ideas Ideas Ideas Ideas!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In the US, the main way [to impact teacher retention] is to improve the status and conditions of teaching as a profession." -- Sir Ken Robinson ...

5 Keys To Making Life And Career After Baby Feel Like A More Perfect Union

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
 Camalo Gaskin

Have a broad and detailed perspective of where you want to be, what you want to experience, what your values are, who you want to be around, what emotions you want to fuel you. These are all critical to devoting your time adequately to your grander purpose.

9 Lifesaving Tips to Survive Homeschooling Overseas

AK Turner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
AK Turner

If you can survive traveling with your kids, you can survive schooling them, as well. Here are nine tips to keep in mind when homeschooling your kids away from home.

GOP Candidate Says Christians Must Pull Their Kids Out Of 'Godless' Public Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A South Carolina candidate for lieutenant governor thinks Christian parents should pull their children out of the “godless” and “pagan” public...

Doug Phillips' Biblical Patriarchy Scandal Moves to the Courts

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

The complaint accuses Phillips of various sexual improprieties, emotional damage related to that impropriety and even fraud, invoking his status as the defendant's former pastor, counselor and employer. It also brings charges against Phillips' ministry and his business.

Every American Parent Should Teach Their Children about Patents: Here's Why

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Richie Etwaru

I did not learn about patents until about the age of 25, and I was insanely lucky to find co-founders who explained to me why it was important that our start-up business filed a patent. How many Americans learn this by 25, and how do Americans become more intellectual property aware even younger?

How I Became a Jesus Feminist

Micah J. Murray | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

I was the least likely person to ever become a feminist. The world I grew up in was pure, concentrated patriarchy. Though I would have resented the suggestion, I was simply narrow-minded -- convinced that what I was believed was right though I had never honestly examined it.

More on Doug Phillips and Vision Forum: More Than a Scandal

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

Now reports are circulating that the scandal may well have multiple levels including claims that the "relationship" was with a nanny, lasted between six and 10 years, and likely began when she was in her late teens.

Proponent Of 'Male Dominion' Over Women Forced To Resign Ministry

Religion News Service | SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Doug Phillips, an outspoken proponent of male “dominion” over women and a leading home-schooling activist, has stepped down as president of ...

Doug Phillips: The Big Scandal You Didn't Hear About and Why It Matters

Julie Ingersoll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Julie Ingersoll

His supporters are lauding his resignation letter as appropriately contrite repentance and arguing that this has no bearing on the validity of Biblical Patriarchy. But actually it does, making this more important than another hypocritical sex scandal.

Confessions of a Tiger Dad

Parag Khanna | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Parag Khanna

The division of labor in parenting is changing. There are more stay-at-home dads than ever, either alternating years on/off the job with their spouses or choosing portable careers. Still, the pan-gender consensus that parenting matters more than schooling doesn't make the task easier.

Ron Paul's Home Schooling for Dummies

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.15.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

God bless Ron Paul. Really. He's terribly worried about your kids. Worried that they'll complete their education and still not understand the biblical principle of self-government. Or know how to defend the free market. Start a home business. Operate their YouTube channel.

How Rick Perry Solved the Dropout Problem by Making Galveston Disappear

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Increasing the percentage of kids you move through high school from 75.4 percent to 86 percent is big news, no matter what the ranking. How did he accomplish this marvelous feat?

Every Child Should Be Home-schooled

Larry Strauss | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Larry Strauss

Most of us -- parents, that is -- couldn't stay home with our children if we wanted to, and many don't want to and probably shouldn't.

'Virtual' Public Schools Draw Interest Of Religious Families

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Worried about exposure to foul language, immodest dress, peer pressure and other inappropriate behavi...

Homeschooling and Working: Could it Work for You?

Women & Co | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

Think of homeschooling families, and you probably envision more traditional households where one parent (often Mom) stays home in order to do teaching duties. But, while many homeschooling families fit this image, not all do.