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Officials split on need to change VHSL standards - Waynesboro News Virginian: Local. Stanford researchers show we’re sending many children to school way too early. Dinner in the 10th arrondissement was at a neighborhood restaurant, the menu chalked onto a blackboard, the other patrons speaking in hushed tones over their tables.

Stanford researchers show we’re sending many children to school way too early

Delayed Kindergarten Enrollment Dramatically Reduces ADHD In Children, Study Shows. Delaying kindergarten enrollment for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children, according to a recent study.

Delayed Kindergarten Enrollment Dramatically Reduces ADHD In Children, Study Shows

Researchers found that a one-year delay in enrolling a child in kindergarten dramatically reduces inattention and hyperactivity at age seven. Researchers found that children who were held back from kindergarten for as little as one year showed a 73 percent reduction in inattentiveness and hyperactivity compared to children sent the year earlier, according to this new study on kindergarten and mental health. Stanford’s Graduate School of Education offered a news release about the new study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research titled, The Gift of Time?

School Starting Age and Mental Health. Findings from the study, which Professor Thomas S. <img src=" Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) “The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me.

Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core)

“Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to do.” The difference between first grade and kindergarten may not seem like much, but what I remember about my first-grade experience in the mid-90s doesn’t match the kindergarten she described in her email: three and a half hours of daily literacy instruction, an hour and a half of daily math instruction, 20 minutes of daily “physical activity time” (officially banned from being called “recess”) and two 56-question standardized tests in literacy and math—on the fourth week of school.

That American friend—who teaches 20 students without an aide—has fought to integrate 30 minutes of “station time” into the literacy block, which includes “blocks, science, magnetic letters, play dough with letter stamps to practice words, books, and storytelling.” Inside The Duggars' Deep Ties With A Once-Powerful, Now-Scorned Ministry. “Bombshell Duggar Police Report: Jim Bob Duggar Didn’t Report Son Josh’s Alleged Sex Offenses for More Than a Year,” blared the instantly viral online headline.

Inside The Duggars' Deep Ties With A Once-Powerful, Now-Scorned Ministry

The cover of the tabloid that would sell at supermarket checkouts across the country was even more lurid: “House of Horrors,” a reference to In Touch’s discovery that four of Josh’s victims were his younger sisters. At the time of the In Touch revelations, Duggar was a 27-year-old married father of three with another on the way, and the executive director of a leading Christian right advocacy group, Family Research Council Action. Home_school_legal_defense_association_how_a_home_schooling_group_fights. This story was co-published with Slate.

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In the fall of 2003, police in New Jersey received a call from a concerned neighbor who’d found a boy rummaging in her garbage, looking for food. Josh Duggar Checks Into Treatment Center After Porn Star Details “Very Traumatic” and “Terrifying” Sexual Encounter. By R.L.

Josh Duggar Checks Into Treatment Center After Porn Star Details “Very Traumatic” and “Terrifying” Sexual Encounter

Stollar, HA Community Coordinator Increasingly disturbing revelations continue to be revealed in the tragic circumstances surrounding the Duggars, the former TLC celebrity family of “19 Kids and Counting.” This last May it came to light that Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and the now-disgraced former executive of the Family Research Council’s legislative action arm, had molested five children when he was a teenager, including members of his own family. HSLDA Gave This Man Their Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award Just 4 Years Ago. By R.L.

HSLDA Gave This Man Their Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award Just 4 Years Ago

Stollar, HA Community Coordinator Every year the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) puts on the National Leader’s Conference, where the biggest names and leaders in homeschooling come together to network and hear educational and inspirational talks from both HSLDA’s staff as well as outside speakers invited by HSLDA. During the conference, HSLDA gives an annual award: the Lifetime Achievement Award. According to HSLDA, this honor is bestowed upon “a leader who has demonstrated valuable leadership to the homeschool community, inspired and motivated others to effective action, overcome hardships and obstacles to succeed, demonstrated a servant’s heart while exhibiting the qualities listed above, and maintained a clear witness concerning Jesus Christ and the Gospel.”

Addicted generations. Imagine a little girl reading her book intensely.

Addicted generations

While she reads, she can tune out everything around her. She reads under her covers with a flashlight. She reads in her bath. She walks on the street reading her book, likely bumping against a pedestrian. HEAV’s Rick Boyer Defends Josh Duggar and Bill Gothard, Claims “Abuse is the New Racism” Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison Problem. The first outed celebrity in the Ashley Madison hacking dump is Josh Duggar, the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, whose enormous, homeschooled, right-wing Christian clan was the subject of the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”

Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison Problem

Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison Problem. Testing Our Schools. Diary of an Autodidact: The Duggars: How Fundamentalism's Teachings on Sexuality Create Predatory Behavior. So, it’s in the news everywhere: A Duggar son groped his sisters while they slept when he was 14.

Diary of an Autodidact: The Duggars: How Fundamentalism's Teachings on Sexuality Create Predatory Behavior

The family essentially hushed it up. And, now that he is buddies with Ted Cruz, it became a juicy news story. (Nothing like a political AND sexual scandal to sell ads...) What Does the Josh Duggar Dialogue Say to Assault Victims? When I started this blog, I had decided that I never wanted to write this post. Hot button topics? Politics? Debate? This was never going to be that sort of blog. There was enough internet commentary already, and mine wasn’t going to be that sort of place. What exactly does our public dialogue about Josh Duggar say to victims: both his own victims, and all victims of sexual assault by a family member or friend? “He sought forgiveness and repented, and became a great person, so why is everyone trying to destroy him over a past mistake?” An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders. Why HSLDA is Wrong about Romeike v. Holder. Religious exemption linked to anti-integration efforts. The precursor to today's religious exemption statute dates back to 1956, when Massive Resistance laws were enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in order to circumvent integration of the state's public schools.

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