popular topics in alternative education

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    Virtual Schools
    Virtual Schools Provide the Power of Choice
    Virtual Schools Provide the Power of Choice By Elizabeth Kanna, contributing editor-at-large, Homeschooler Network When Russian-born Wimbledon Champion Maria Sharapova was asked by the press how she continued to impress everyone she met with her...
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    Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    Bilingual Babies
    Learn how to introduce your child to two languages. ...
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    Year-Round Schooling
    Year-Round School
    The pros and cons of year-round school are dealt with in this article. ...
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    Experimental Education
    Departmentalization at School
    Departmentalization rarely works for young children; it's more important for them to have consistency. ...
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    Homeschool Foreign Language
    Learning Spanish at Home
    For teaching young children, an interactive course of study, rather than a textbook, is recommended. ...
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    Experimental Education
    Multi-Age and Multi-Grade School
    Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of multi-age and multi-grade schools. ...
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    Year-Round Schooling
    Evaluating the Year-Round School System
    Evaluating the Year-Round School SystemAlmost 2 million students attend year-round schools today, an increase of 400% in the last 12 years. Will your kids be the next to kiss that long summer vacation goodbye? If your school system is busting at ...
    Ann Svensen
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    Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    Bilingual Trouble
    Some students have a difficult time learning more than one language. ...
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    Special Education Laws
    Special-Education Class or Mainstreaming?
    Inclusion, when well supported, can be wonderful. Inclusion without proper supports for kids and their teachers is malpractice. ...
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    Charter Schools
    Charter Schools vs Public/Private Schools
    Learn more about charter schools. ...
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    Magnet Schools
    Magnet School vs. Public School
    Learn how magnet schools differ from other public schools. ...
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    Alternative Education
    What Is a "Differentiated" Classroom?
    What Is a "Differentiated" Classroom?Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Making It Meaningful Mrs. Wiggins assigns students to spelling lists based on a pretest, not the assumption that all 3rd graders sho...
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    Central Auditory Processing Disorder
    LD and Inclusion Gone Wrong
    A parent asks whether threatening a student with a documented learning disability is a common teaching practice for inclusion. ...
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    Experimental Education
    Parent Concerned About Inclusion Class
    Exemplary inclusive programs do not adopt a "one size fits all" approach, but provide a continuum of services available for all children. ...
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    Charter Schools
    Is a Charter School Right for Your Child?
    Is a Charter School Right for Your Child? As of 2010, more than 5,000 charter schools have popped up in communities across the U.S. They are becoming a popular option for parents seeking an alternative to traditional public schools without the pr...
    Erin Dower
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    Charter Schools
    Charter Schools
    Charter SchoolsCharter schools are spreading like wildfire. Since the first charter school opened in 1992, the charter school movement has grown to nearly 5,500 schools operating nationwide in 2010. Their appeal to reformers is simple: in exchang...
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    Alternative Education
    Looping Classes
    Learn about the benefits of enrolling your child in a looping class. ...
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    Experimental Education
    Team Teaching
    The benefits to team-teaching are many. ...