Distance Learning

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Parents across the state are now a month into this adventure of being their child’s teacher. There has been success, frustration and failure. Join me each week as we tackle topics about home education.

Secrets of the Amish Diary by Rachael Phillips

Liz Eckhardt, a former high-powered patent lawyer, moves to a small town Indiana to run an inn. Looking for peace and quiet, she falls in love with the community atmosphere. The Material Girls, who quickly become Liz’s friends, quilt and operate a fabric shop inside of the inn. 

If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country’s coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long festival.

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ELGIN - Emily Hall, pictured below, submitted her abstract art, left, for publication. She is a 3rd Grade student at Elgin Elementary in Mrs. Risner's class (before schools were shut down for the remainder of the term). She is holding up her vine weaving project in the photo.

This is a Nov. 10, 2010, file photo showing the interior of The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The museum filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday morning, March 2, 2020. The museum said it owed about $30 million to bondholders and about $500,000 to unsecured creditors, according to court documents.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking relief from debt brought by construction efforts.

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