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If you are planning on sending your child to private school, before you make any moves towards finding the right school, make sure this is something both you and your child want. You have to seriously consider what the child wants if this is to be a successful decision for

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Classroom, eLearning

Private schools have been around for centuries in the United States. In fact, they were the first systems of education in the country. Before public education made its appearance, all children who could afford it went to private schools. After the introduction of the public school system, parents continued to

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Classroom, eLearning

In Fall 2014, approximately 4,974 students began to attend private schools. Parents who send their children to these educational facilities feel that the children are benefitting in several ways. The admittedly biased Council for American Private Education (CAPE) agrees. They provide a list supporting the preference of their facilities over

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Classroom, eLearning

Mobile apps are truly changing the way we knew education just a few decades back. The ever increasing number of options for education is boosting the development of more and more educational apps. Let’s see how the apps are enticing teachers and educators to revise their teaching methods and how

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Coursera: Free online courses
Classroom, eLearning

MOOC: It sounds like an ultra, top, super-secret military program or maybe some new teenage catchphrase. In reality, MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses, and it is being hailed as the solution for higher education in poverty stricken or developing countries. In a nutshell, universities grant open access to

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home schooling, parent, child
Classroom, eLearning

In 2001, around 1 million children were receiving homeschooling. This figure has continued to grow reaching around 2 million in the United States in 2012 (statistics differ on the exact number) and still showing indications of ongoing growth. There are many different reasons why parents choose to homeschool. For them

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Classroom, eLearning

The number of “massive open online courses” or “MOOCs” continues to grow, led by Coursera with over 200 free courses offered by over 30 universities and almost 2.3 million students worldwide as of this writing. Also based in Palo Alto CA, Udacity claims over a million online students. Harvard’s and

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Khan Academy
Classroom, eLearning

The story of the Khan Academy: In 2006, Salman Khan, a hedge fund manager in New York, began tutoring his cousins in New Orleans in high school math by posting a few videos on YouTube for them to use.  Soon thereafter, Khan began to get fanmail and comments on his

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edX online education
Classroom, eLearning

Finally there is an alternative to a high-priced residential college education: free online education. Fee-based online universities and free online courses have been around for a long time, but now it might be possible soon to get an entire college education at a significantly reduced price, if not for free.

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Classroom, eLearning

Online education has become a viable alternative to the traditional way of learning. All you need is motivation and access to the internet and you’ll be able to take classes to further your interests, satisfy professional requirements and even enroll in degree programs. Getting an education online has lots its

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pros and cons list
Classroom, eLearningEducation, NewsStudents

Among 34 countries around the world, the United States has one of the shortest school years. The traditional school year in America is 180 days. South Korean children spend 220 days total in the classroom while Finland has a 190 day school year. Both educational systems rank higher than the

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