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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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Prestigious Waldorf Private School Keeps Computers Away from Kids

The 160 Waldorf private schools in the United States boast an impressive student body: the children of tech luminaries from firms like eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But what makes Waldorf a seemingly odd choice for such parents is that until kids are in the eighth grade, the school is completely unwired with not a computer screen to be found.

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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning

A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to the

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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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