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A Parent Talks About Homeschooling

About two million US kids are home schooled, growing annually by 7% to 15% in the past decade. Quinn Cummings, parent of a homeschooler, offers firsthand experience in The Wall Street Journal on this increasing trend.


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NJ Legislature Ends Session With Late-Night Flurry of New Measures

Just hours before a new legislature was taking office Tuesday in New Jersey, state legislators wrapped up the old session by approving a long list of proposals that are now subject to action by the governor.


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2 Philadelphia Students Admit Attacking Teacher Over Lunch Bag Confrontation

The two young men, both students, pleaded guilty to attacking a teacher during lunch at an alternative school in Northeast Philadelphia last March.


(Student Princess Rahman addresses a rally outside Philadelphia City Hall in support of funding for alternative programs of the Philadelphia School District.   Photo by Jim Melwert.)

Students Rally In Support Of Philadelphia ‘Alternative’ Schools

About a dozen students turned out for a rally on Thursday morning outside Philadelphia City Hall to protest school district plans to close certain alternative schools.


("Girlz to Women Empowerment Day" at Shallcross Academy, in Northeast Philadelphia.  Photos by Michelle Durham)

Northeast Philadelphia ‘Alternative’ School Guides Its Girls Through Summer And Beyond

An “alternative” Philadelphia school for students who have had previous discliplinary issues held an “Empowerment Day” for girls, designed to give them tips on how to succeed this summer and beyond.