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Parents Should Get School Choice Aid in New Economic Recovery Measure, Club for Growth Tells Congress

Parents Should Get School Choice Aid in New Economic Recovery Measure, Club for Growth Tells Congress

BY MARK TAPSCOTT Any new economic recovery bill that Congress may approve and send to President Donald Trump for signature should provide financial help to parents so they can choose how their children will return to the classroom in September, according to Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “The Club for Growth is pushing very hard […]

Parents Struggle With School Decisions as Options Fall Short

Parents Struggle With School Decisions as Options Fall Short

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON WASHINGTON—As the new school year approaches, school districts are offering a patchwork of solutions, but many fall short of what busy working parents are hoping for. Rachel Greszler and her husband have managed a chaotic household with six children since mid-March when they ended up with everyone at home full-time, while still trying […]

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents

  BY KERRY MCDONALD Next month marks the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year in several US states, and pressure is mounting to reopen schools even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Florida, for example, is now considered the nation’s No. 1 hot spot for the virus; yet on July 6, the state’s education commissioner issued an executive […]

Irked Teacher Posts Message to Parents: Teaching Manners Begins ‘at Home,’ and It Goes Viral

Irked Teacher Posts Message to Parents: Teaching Manners Begins ‘at Home,’ and It Goes Viral

  BY LOUISE BEVAN   A child learns so much about life and social conduct from their family before entering the school system. One school adopted this sentiment and turned it into a poster for parents and guardians with a firm, heartfelt message: take more responsibility for your children’s behavior, because education begins at home. Paulo Gandra, a retired guitar and […]

Homeschooling Interest Doubles

Homeschooling Interest Doubles

Rebecca Kocsis has seen California’s parental interest in home schooling double – right in front of her own eyes. “Parents are waking up,” said Kocsis, the general manager for Christian Home Educators Association of California. “Their voices are not being heard and they’re looking for other options.” At a CHEA homeschool conference in Pasadena this […]

Parents In Southern California Demand School Board Declare District a Sanctuary Community For Parental Rights

Parents In Southern California Demand School Board Declare District a Sanctuary Community For Parental Rights

By Michelle Mears, “If there is risk to vaccines, then there must a choice.” Hundreds of residents in a Southern California community swarmed a school board meeting Thursday night to speak out about the loss of parental rights in schools. Anxious parents, many with children in tow, students, pastors and doctors demanded the Murrieta Unified School […]

Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board vs. Parents

Conejo Valley Unified School District School Board vs. Parents

    by Janet Stephenson The California Department of Education (CDE), in 2018, set forth guidelines on how to work with communities when facing implementation of new laws on sexual education. In their publication, HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction Guidelines – Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction, it states, “Almost all religious faiths have specific teachings about […]

Smart Driving Program | Thousand Oaks Police Department

Smart Driving Program | Thousand Oaks Police Department

The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be hosting a program to educate newly licensed and future licensed drivers on October 16th at the Thousand Oaks Police Station Community Room. The “Start Smart” Driving Program is a cooperative effort between the California Highway Patrol, Thousand Oaks Police Department, teenage drivers, and their parents. Nationwide, 43 percent […]

Over 1,000 youth, parents, and teachers attended Ventura County Public Work Agency’s Public Works Day

Over 1,000 youth, parents, and teachers attended Ventura County Public Work Agency’s Public Works Day

Over 60 years ago, John F. Kennedy started National Public Works Day to educate the public on the departments that run the water, sewer, building, watershed, transportation, recycling and refuse industries in the U.S. today.  In what is becoming a favorite educational experience- more than 1,000 Ventura County school children, teachers, parents and guests were […]

Conejo Valley USD School Board Bullying

Conejo Valley USD School Board Bullying

    By Tony Dolz Let parents parent.  Let school board members serve, not bully. Faced with school policies that they do not like, parents choose the best school for their children.   Parents have already pulled 22% of students out of district public schools and put them in private schools, home-schooled or fled the district. Do […]

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