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Education Fair Helps Home-Schooled Students - Coverage You Can Count On

COLUMBIA- Woodcrest Chapel hosted a Post-Secondary Education Fair today.
Local home-schooled students at the fair visited with different colleges and universities from around the country.
The annual event is designed to help students get information about further education. Representatives came from Westminster College and Columbia College, two of the more home-school friendly universities in the area. Although there are no specific scholarships available to home-schooled students, programs geared towards assisting these students are being built.
KOMU.com - Education Fair Helps Home-Schooled Students - Coverage You Can Count On

Character-education expert: Forget test scores, focus on attitude, effort & character

Who is to blame in the Phoebe Prince bullying tragedy? Prince's death and the subsequent charges against six of her fellow students in South Hadley, Mass. has brought a community together to question exactly what is happening in their public schools just outside their door. The suspects themselves are now subject to being bullied. On Thursday, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously backed an anti-bullying bill. The bill would prohibit bullying at schools and clamp down on so-called cyberbullying by prohibiting the use of e-mails, text messages, Internet postings and other electronic means to create a hostile school environment.
Character-education expert: Forget test scores, focus on attitude, effort & character

Homeschoolers win round against United Nations

Homeschoolers have won a round in the long fight against the crackdown on family rights contained to the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child, but experts say they need to keep up their guard. The convention, which is not yet ratified in the United States but has been adopted by numerous other nations, orders that children can choose their own religion with parents only having the authority to advise them, the government can override a parent's decision regarding a child if a social worker disagrees, a child has a right to a government review of every parental decision and Christian schools would violate the law if they refused to teach children "alternative worldviews."
Homeschoolers win round against United Nations

Homeschoolers don't match stereotypes

One of my favorite reactions happened at my school, Fox Valley Technical College. I was chatting with another student before my class and, somewhere in the conversation, I mentioned having been homeschooled. She looked at me in amazement, and exclaimed, "I would have never guessed you were homeschooled!" To my dismay, her comment was actually meant as a compliment. She seemed to think that if I had been homeschooled, I wouldn't be able to keep up a good conversation or be able to offer ideas and somewhat intelligent comments in the classroom discussions.

Chanel Volpel column: Homeschoolers don't match stereotypes | postcrescent.com | Appleton Post-Crescent

Homeschool Guilt: When A Child Returns to Public School

My new memoir, Love in a Time of Homeschooling, was officially launched yesterday with a feature story in The Washington Post. This article explains a little about why I decided to homeschool my daughter, Julia, for the fifth grade (I'll explain more in future posts), and it describes some of our activities.

I've already had readers send emails asking why Julia went back to public school for the sixth grade. Why didn't I continue the homeschooling for the rest of her education?
Homeschool Guilt: When A Child Returns to Public School | Psychology Today

Top comprehensives 'more socially exclusive than grammar schools'

England's top comprehensives are more socially exclusive than the country's remaining grammars because schools are letting middle-class parents play the system, according to a study published today. The exploitation of "wiggle room" in the rules on admissions means not enough poor children are getting into the best comprehensives, the report published by the Sutton Trust said. Top comprehensives 'more socially exclusive than grammar schools' | Education | The Guardian

Most SUCCESSFUL People Who Never Went To College

Sure, a college degree can open a number of doors for those who hold them. But throughout history, some of the most renowned entertainers and entrepreneurs have found success despite sidestepping higher education. What do you think? To degree or not to degree? Most SUCCESSFUL People Who Never Went To College (PHOTOS)

A re-learning experience

Young children are a tough audience and a tough interview.
I was reminded of the former while talking about my career to a dozen children, ages 4 to 8, at the MICAH home school co-op. I was reminded of the latter when I asked them how they like being in the co-op.
Ashtyn Morgan, 7, said he likes everything about it but especially science. “I want to be a scientist when I grow up,” he said.
MICAH, which stands for Mid-Illinois Cooperative Adventures in Homeschooling, offers field trips to its members and classes Thursday afternoons at Life Foursquare Church.
With that comes opportunities for socialization that home schooled children often lack.
herald-review.com | Blogs: Theresa Churchill

It's Win-win For Elderly Tutors, Grade-school Kids

For 73-year-old Rosetta Handy, and the second-graders who dote on her, it's a 50/50 proposition, with winners all around.

"They help me as much as I help them," said Handy of her volunteer work as a tutor at Belmont Elementary School in a low-income West Baltimore neighborhood. "They give you energy. You learn psychology all over again.
It's Win-win For Elderly Tutors, Grade-school Kids - CBS News

AOL envisages close or sell its site socialization Bebo | ABH News

The troubled internet company AOL Inc. plans to sell or close social network Bebo, almost two years after acquiring it in $ 850 million, which sought to expand into this area of communities in the network.In an email sent on Tuesday to employees, Jon Brod, the unit responsible for investment and acquisitions of new companies, AOL Ventures, said that Bebo would need a “significant investment” to continue competing.
AOL envisages close or sell its site socialization Bebo | ABH News

Do You Socialize More Virtually Than in Reality?

Some experts in child development and others have observed that spontaneous play and “childhood culture,” including games that have been passed down from generation to generation, are disappearing. What do you think about this?

Do You Socialize More Virtually Than in Reality? - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

Community college dean adds human touch to distance learning

Douglas E. Hersh's close crop of auburn hair and neatly trimmed goatee are clearly visible in an expandable window on my desktop. So are his light tweed blazer and matching tie. On a table behind his desk sits a purple orchid, lending color to his office — 2,600 miles away from mine.

Community college dean adds human touch to distance learning - USATODAY.com

Socialization key to reduce fear for ACFTA

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Zhang Qiyue said socialization and education are very important to Indonesian and Chinese people to overcome concerns about the negative impact of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement.

ANTARA News: Socialization key to reduce fear for ACFTA, says Chinese envoy

At Schools, Playtime Is Over

RECESS is no longer child’s play. Schools around the country, concerned about bullying and arguments over the use of the equipment, are increasingly hiring “recess coaches” to oversee students’ free time. Playworks, a nonprofit training company that has placed coaches at 170 schools from Boston to Los Angeles, is now expanding thanks to an $18 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Op-Ed Contributor - At Schools, Playtime Is Over - NYTimes.com

People With Chronic Diseases Use Internet for Socialization

People with chronic diseases are less likely than others to have Internet access; however, those who are online are more likely to blog or engage in online discussions about health problems, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and the California HealthCare Foundation, the New York Times reports (Miller, New York Times, 3/24). CHCF is the publisher of iHealthBeat.

People With Chronic Diseases Use Internet for Socialization, Info - iHealthBeat