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What are the Advantages of Small Class Sizes?

  Everyone hears about the uproar when class sizes are increased in an effort to avoid having to increase the budget enough to add a new teacher in a public school system.  You probably know that schools with small class sizes are more desirable than schools with large ones; but what exactly is it about small classes that are so impressive?  Why do you want that for your child?  There are several advantages to small class sizes that you should consider carefully.  
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Project Based Learning

4 Keys To Helping Your Child Succeed At A Project Based Middle School

Whether you've already made the decision to send your child to a project based middle school or are still wondering whether or not it's the right decision for your family, you want to offer your child the best possible chance of succeeding academically. When you elect to send your child to a project based school, you'll experience a number of advantages. You'll also discover that it's a little different from sending your child to a normal middle school. 
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Online Learning

Three Tricks For Making Online Middle School Easier

When your child attends an online middle school, you have to do things differently than parents of children who attend brick and mortar schools. Sometimes, that's to your advantage: setting your own schedule, for example, or allowing your child to work at their pace instead of being held to the pace of the classroom. In other cases, it can make your day more difficult. If you want to make online middle school run more smoothly for both you and your student, there are several things you can do to streamline the process.
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Project Based Learning

Why Choose a Project Based Middle School?

When you choose a middle school for your student, you want to choose a school that is well suited to their needs. Middle school is a critical time in the academic of many students. A project based middle school offers a number of advantages that you should carefully consider.  
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Online Learning

Expanding Upon Online School on a Budget

Students who choose to enroll in an online home school course are signing on to an alternative form of education with many benefits. One of the best things about independent learning is the ability to work and learn at the pace most suited to the student. This means a person may choose to finish their school work quickly, or they may opt to dwell on a certain project or question. No matter how they choose to go about learning, they are certain to have more free time on their hands than they ever would in a traditional school setting. Because a well-rounded education would be difficult to obtain on the computer alone, it is important that children expand upon their online schooling by becoming involved in projects, activities, and their community.  
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Small Class Sizes

What's So Important About Small Class Sizes?

Small class sizes. It's one of those popular phrases everyone from politicians to school principals loves to cite as a goal. And, of course, a small class size is every teacher’s dream. But why? Is the size of a child’s class really all that important? Don’t teachers just want smaller class sizes so they can do less work?
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Online Learning

Encouraging Social Interaction When Your Child Attends an Online School

Many parents worry about choosing an online home school for their children for one simple reason: the social aspect. When a child attends school online, they aren't surrounded by their peers anymore. Instead, they're isolated on the other side of a computer screen, learning independently instead of interacting with their peers. While there are a number of great reasons to do this, you also want your child to experience normal social development. How do you improve social interaction when your child is never around their peers?
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Online Learning

What Is It Really Like To Online Home School?

Online home school is a relatively new proposition on the educational scene. Not so long ago, your choices were traditional home school, where the parent took care of most of a child's learning, public school, or private school. Online home school is a blend of public school, private school, and home school. It allows parents some freedom and flexibility in the education process while still providing kids with a quality education similar to what they would receive in a brick and mortar institution--but what does that really mean for your child? 
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Online Learning

The Increasing Popularity of Online Education

As of this year, 5 million students under eighteen have taken at least one class online. More than 300,000 students are enrolled online full time.  Online education is now available in some form in every state. In five states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, and Virginia), students are required to take at least one online or partly-digital class to graduate. 30 states and Washington D.C. offer full online schools. 
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Online Learning

Talking About Online Home Schooling with Well-Meaning Relatives

Every member of your family won't agree with your decision to try online home school for your student. In fact, in some cases, your relatives and friends may become downright passionate or even hateful about something that doesn't concern them at all. While you have the right to avoid the conversation altogether, in some cases, you may feel obligated to honestly explain your decision to concerned relatives. If you're worried about beginning that conversation, think about it ahead of time and decide how much information you want to share.
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