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Researching Colleges? Check the Fine Print!

Researching Colleges?  Check the Fine Print!
It's important to do your research about colleges.  My favorite statistics to check for any college include: What percent of students actually graduate in 4 years What is the average amount of debt per student What percent of students are employed after they graduate What percent get admitted to graduate schools?It's amazing what you can learn when you read the fine print.  We found a college where only 50 percent of kids graduated WITHIN SIX YEARS! ...
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Homeschool or "School at Home"?

Homeschool or "School at Home"?
Alpha Omega and Lifepacs are what I call "school at home" programs. If your students don't do well in a formalized school setting, I would avoid anything that LOOKS like school. I don't think school at home and textbook programs will be too helpful for such students. I do sometimes recommend those programs, but usually for people who have been homeschooling awhile and need a break from the hands-on part of homeschooling. If you are coming...
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Guest — karen
Around the world in 80 days looks like a great book. I will have to check it out.
Thursday, 18 February 2010 15:05
Guest — Lee
Excellent point, Joelle! You can use a workbook as a spine the same way you use textbooks. I have to admit that my kids loved ... Read More
Saturday, 21 June 2008 11:58
Guest — J W
Hi there! There's another way to use "workbooky" curriculae such as Alpha Omega. You can use it as a skeleton. That's what I pl... Read More
Friday, 20 June 2008 19:47
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