Khan Academy has created resources to help students and parents navigate the college admissions process. These resources include video interviews and conversations with successful students from all walks of life and admissions officers and counselors at some of the nation's top schools.
The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) recently launched a site, called EdReady.org, designed to help students measure college math readiness and prepare for placement exams, such as COMPASS, or the ACT and SAT, using NROC’s vast library of free, online video and interactive lessons.
"When I was in high school, I had no idea what jobs were even out there, apart from the basic list of doctor, lawyer, teacher, police officer, etc. How can I help my students explore their options more thoroughly than I did? Do you know of any good career resources I can point them to?" [...]
Lawmakers in Arizona are poised to expand a controversial education program that lets parents divert state funds to virtually any school option they wish. The program does far more than a traditional school voucher system. Here’s how it works: the ESA program transfers money the state would normally pay for a child to attend public school to a private bank account. Qualifying students are given a debit card and have the freedom to spend the money on education-related expenses which include everything from tuition at a private school to books for home-schooled students.
So you have a child in High School or Middle School. Have you ever wondered where to connect online? Believe it or not there are TONS of quality places for older students to connect online. Online homeschool communities offer all sorts of learning and socialization opportunities.
Out are obscure vocabulary words, mandatory essays, a deduction for incorrect answers and the 2400-point grading scale launched in 2005. In are questions that demand more analysis and familiarity with a narrower range of subjects as well as a return to the longtime 1600-point scale.
Each new Essay Rock Star short course by Fortuigence trains middle and high school students in a different essay form -- a personal statement, a persuasive essay, an expository essay, and a textual analysis essay. This is done via a five step writing process that breaks down essay composition into smaller manageable pieces.
Studying people who live or climb that high offers insights into how the body works – and how it doesn’t in cases of illnesses that deprive the body of oxygen, including congestive heart failure and sleep apnea.