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Distance Learning Not College

Distance Learning Not College
As a parent, your work during high school includes planning for and providing the best possible education for your child, so they can learn the life skills they need. It’s your job to prepare your children to be ready for a variety of different possibilities and encourage them to pursue what they need to know in order to function in their job, whether that includes college or not. In the midst of the variety of options for...
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Educating the Google Generation

Educating the Google Generation
Many parents struggle with the amount of time their children spend on computers and electronic equipment. For boys it may be gaming like crazy, and parents may have a hard time turning their attention from the screen. For girls, it may be the cell phone and social media calling their name constantly. Even though you can (and should) set limits on screen time, the attraction seems almost insatiable! Of course, a lot of studies have touted...
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Do Online Schools Scare You Silly?

Do Online Schools Scare You Silly?
It's a Feeding Frenzy of Ads Preying on Homeschool Fears I just got an advertisement for an online, accredited program.  I just have to respond!  If you look at the ad, you might feel insecure, or inadequate .  But you are a homeschool parent!  Let me tell you the truth! fully accredited providers - are not better than parents that are official educators, though not accredited superior, personalized education - nothing is more personalized than parent-provided...
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OpenCourseWare for Homeschoolers

OpenCourseWare for Homeschoolers
In the realm of online learning, “OpenCourseWare” is the new kid on the block, one worth checking into if you have a homeschool student who does well with virtual classes.  OpenCourseWare (OCW) includes coursework and materials shared freely with anyone via the Internet. Universities such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard, to name a few, all offer OCW, although there is no credit conferred for completion of any courses. I think it’s wonderful that these...
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