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August 31, 2008

Newsletter 08/31/2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 6:51 pm

Back to school is on most people’s minds right now, that is unless you are in to politics then this is the granddaddy of all political times.
Anyway, we have some back to school thoughts and for this week’s issues.

This is for the mom’s and dad’s of grade school children and the children themselves. This area of scholastics.com covers homework for kids and teachers.
It is sorted by subject matter and areas  of interest. A very useful and child friendly site.
http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/index.htm

If you are going to college the expense can be the worst part of the whole experience for either the student or the parents.
The federal government has a site to help you with applying for funding, loans, etc. It also has some good links to other sites that might help such as student aid.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Continuing on the aid for students them, this site from St. Ambrose College, has a good list of where to apply for grants and student aid.
http://library.sau.edu/bestinfo/Student/aid.htm

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. Between 1990 and 2005, the enrollment of students under age 25 increased by 32%. Enrollment of persons 25 and over rose by 19% during the same period. From 2005 to 2015, NCES projects a rise of 11% in enrollments of persons under 25, and a rise of 18% in enrollments of persons 25 and over.
http://nces.ed.gov/

The History Channel always amazes me in the programming the produce and varied content that is available. On their web site they have many useful items including the ‘This Day in History’ which is very useful, short and to the point, and great content. Check it out.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do

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