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Now that the kids are back to school, and both are in high school, there is a lot to think about as far as the year ahead. My oldest daughter found out that she doesn’t have enough credits to graduate this year, even though last years counselor assured her that she would be fine this year. She is totally devastated, yet is looking into options. Someone told her about the educational digital materials library. I have read some articles, but since school has only been in session a couple days, I haven’t had a chance to really do my homework, so to speak.
EduBrary is indeed an option. I of course, am into all suggestions that will allow my daughter more options and more study opportunities for her courses that she has to take, since as of now, it seems she will have to take some night school courses. I feel for her, as she worked so very hard last year to pull her grades up and do extra credit assignments, plus take on a work load that even I started to worry about. She nearly wore herself out and forget about a social life. That is the problem with the schools in our area. They just don’t have the options that other schools have and in a way it makes me angry.
Looking into Edu Brary could be just the resources my daughter can have access to, that would help her with this year and graduating. She needs more information and so do I, but I’m more than willing to look into it, and give it a try if she thinks it will help.
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The kids go back to school in a few weeks and even though sometimes I gripe that I don’t have lots of peace and quiet, I think it’s going to be rather strange not to have them around all day. Then again, it’ll also be kind of nice. My son has decided to go out for Varsity track again, which I think is great, and my daughter is going to play “Powder Puff football”. I’m not quite sure what that is, except she said there is no tackling in the game. This is good. I’m not real good with the thought of broken bones.
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The kid’s school schedules came in today. My daughter is pretty happy with most of her classes, but found that she apparently has to take a second year of Spanish, which to be honest she refuses to do. I must say, I don’t blame her. It should not be a prerequisite that my children should learn a language that they do not wish to learn, especially Spanish. I know 89% of the parents who’s children go to this school feel the same way ( if not more now that schedules are being given out) and I’m sure the school board will hear of their reactions. My kids are American. If they wish to learn another language that is fine, but it should not be forced upon them. My son HAD mind you HAD to take Spanish last year, and because he was one of the best track runners on the school team, passed by the skin of his teeth. He knew three words in Spanish…that was it. So, goes to show also that this school is totally into their sports.
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With school nearly out for the kids and grands, I’ve been kicking around going back to school myself. I know that I would have to space my time and also know that because of the gas prices and the traveling to and from school, it will cost too much so I keep looking into the best online colleges.
While looking at various sites to pick an affordable college, I was thinking this is the best way to go for kids now a days, considering the prices of gas, and the fact that they have to not only work, pay tuition if along with loans and all the other finances they will have. I am glad I am a stay at home mom that or I wouldn’t be able to afford to go back to school. I feel for the young adults these days. It’s a shame our world has come down to what it has. One of the sites I came across was Degreejungle.com, which is a wealth of information when it comes to finding a school.
Online college rankings are important and it’s something that should be checked out also while looking for a school. I have a feeling the more I look, the more it’s making up my mind that online schooling is the way to go and still be at home and have time with my family. Plus save money.
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