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Home grown education

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Mary Rose climbs a rung on the rural one-upmanship ladder as she shares aspects of her family’s free range and organic home-based education in rural Gloucestershire.   “Home-grown and organic”   The phrase strikes a familiar and welcome chord when browsing Farmers Markets or supermarket shelves, but when it . . .

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Date of Post  25 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Articles, Education, Environment |

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Slumming it for success

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: By Neil T Slumming It , which was broadcast on Channel 4 this week, made for interesting viewing as it documented the experiences of Kevin McCloud who spent time living in Dharavi, a Mumbai slum where the film Slumdog Millionaire was made. Praised by Prince Charles for its strong . . .

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Date of Post  17 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Environment |

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Light at the end of the school tunnel

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Karen turned to home education as a last resort when her daughter, who has profound special needs, was severely bullied at school to the point of her self-harming and threatening suicide. They quickly turned a negative reason into a positive step for the whole family.   By the time . . .

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Date of Post  10 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Articles, Education, Starting Out |

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We demand the presumption of innocence

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: By Neil T A Tory MP (but s/he could have been from any party) wrote to a constituent: “I do not personally see it as inherently unreasonable that parents should have some public obligation to record their commitment to and responsibility for the education of their children.” A Liberal . . .

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Date of Post  7 January 2010 |

Post Category  Category: Civil Liberties |

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AHEd demands rethink of home education policy

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Following publication today of a censorious report by a cross party group of MPs which strongly urges the government to learn lessons from its “unfortunate” handling of the elective home education review in England, Action for Home Education (AHEd) has reiterated its condemnation of Graham Badman’s controversial proposals for the licensing . . .

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Date of Post  16 December 2009 |

Post Category  Category: Education, Politics |

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Home parenting proposals criticised by MPs

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Flaws in the UK Government’s proposals on home based parenting must be tackled, concludes the Children, Schools and Families Committee in a report published today. It urges the Government to learn lessons from the Balls up it has made in relation to elective home based parenting in England  and pushes . . .

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Date of Post  15 December 2009 |

Post Category  Category: Family |

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