Cool Website #42: 101 Homeschooling Sites to Follow in 2014

If you have an interest in resources for homeschooling, there is something for everybody at this convenient portal site: 101 Homeschooling Sites to Follow in 2014.  When Karen started homeschooling our children ages ago, she was one of the true pioneers.  She had to look diligently for good resources and had to create her own coop types of support networks to facilitate the process.  Today...
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Grove City College Senior Woman of the Year Award — Julie Elizabeth Apple

What an honor for Julie to receive one of the highest awards accorded by Grove City College upon graduation — Senior Woman of the Year 2013!  President Richard Jewell made the presentation during Parents Weekend at the Recognition Convocation in the chapel.  His remarks referenced the following writeup that was prepared for this award ceremony: Julie Apple has contributed greatly to GCC as...
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Looking to make an easy $4M?

Check out this project at FSU designed “to improve our understanding of free will in three spheres: science (especially neuroscience and social psychology); philosophy; and theology.”  I would love to pick up some of this loose change from the John Templeton Foundation … but it does not look like they are soliciting much biblical input.  Look at how the money is being...
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Princeton Footnotes March Concert Captured on YouTube

Check out the Footnotes site for information on the all male A Cappella group our son Steve sings with on the Princeton University campus. Their recent March 28 concert was recently captured on YouTube. You might want to check out the song “All I Ask for” where Steve sings the lead. Other numbers can be viewed under the “Related Videos”...
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Take Home Tests Reward Cheaters and Penalize the Honest Students

My daughter has recently reported an alarming trend at her community college courses (for her high school homeschooling curriculum).  As teachers assign more and more take home tests, the majority of the students think nothing of breaking the rules, collaborating, sharing answers, etc.  Different tests have different rules associated — it might be open-book or closed-book; it might have to...
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Driver’s Education Class Offers A Few Worthy Morsels

Now that our youngest of four children has begun her drivers ed program, Karen and I realize that our nest will soon be empty. Julie’s busy social and sports calendar has kept her on the move already; but the extra freedom of a driver’s license will just intensify her mobile tendencies. That’s how it is though with this generation. Last week Jenny was teaching a class in Texas...
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