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Monday, March 2, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 19.0° F  A Few Clouds


Oy joy

While some folks will be spending their Christmas Eve dining on baked ham and listening, yet again, to Aunt Edna's litany of medical complaints, a few of us will be pursuing a new holiday tradition involving, of all things, Chinese food and improvisational comedy. >More
 Unschool movement makes everything a learning opportunity

On Monday morning, as most children rouse themselves for yet another week of school, Zach Powers, age 9, and his brothers Colby, 7, and Isaac, 5, have a different plan. Their day's agenda includes a stroll down to the river, a visit with their neighbor and a trip to the library. No schoolbooks or worksheets included. They're part of a nationwide homeschool movement called "unschooling," whose adherents believe that children learn best by simply living, unencumbered by imposed curriculums. >More
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