New Government Scorecard for Colleges

July 9, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Taken from Practical Homeschooling Magazine #107
January/February/March 2013 Edition

From the “We’re from the government and we’re here to help” department:  In February, the White House released its new College Scorecard.  According to the site, “You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.”

However, this isn’t a magic bullet for comparing the real costs of various colleges.  At least, not yet.

You can search for colleges based on majors, “awards” (the site’s odd term for degrees or certification), state, zip code, size, campus setting, region, and “distance education” (only colleges which exclusively offer distance-learning degrees).

This is not terribly impressive, as even the New York Times, usually a fan of such initiatives, has pointed out.  For years the College Board’s website has let you search for colleges by more criteria than those.

But there’s more!   Read more →

A Modern Famous Home Scholar

July 8, 2013 | Posted in Biography | By


Condoleezza Rice

Angelina Rice knew her daughter was special, but when she took a year off from her job as a high school music teacher to home school little Condoleezza she had no idea she was laying down the educational building blocks for the first black, first female and youngest Provost of Stanford University, and the eventual U.S. Secretary of State (under George W. Bush), the first black woman ever to hold the position. The woman Forbes Magazine would twice declare ”The Most Powerful Woman in the World” grew up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama studying French, piano, ballet and figure skating. She is currently a faculty member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Director of its Global Center for Business and the Economy.

You Are Interested in Homeschooling but…

July 5, 2013 | Posted in Burn Out, Classroom Help, Informative, Preparing for College, Preschoolers, Single Parents, Special Needs, Technology | By

Written by Lisa Trombley


You are afraid you are not patient enough.

You are afraid you are not smart enough.

You are afraid you are not qualified.

You are afraid your children won’t listen to you.

You are afraid it costs too much.

You are afraid you are going to mess your kid(s) up.

No one is the perfect mom or home school mom.  Everyone is afraid at some point that they are not good enough to do something.  Don’t let fear stop you!  Over and over again in the Bible, we are told “Do not be afraid”, “Fear Not.”  Don’t let your fears stop you from homeschooling your children. Read more →

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