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Some home-schoolers like to preserve their summers as a time to relax, visit friends, go to the pool or beach, and prepare lesson plans for next year. Other home-schoolers school year around. There is a third category: doing a combination of both the above. Summer gives my family lots more time for leisure activities, but
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In this Kolbecast, two veterans of online teaching–Kelly Powers and Jordan Almanzar–discuss whether online education can be real education. The conversation was prompted by Randall Smith’s article, appearing last week in The Catholic World Report , wherein he claims, “…the promises people made (and are still making) about online ‘distance education’ were always bogus.” For a number of reasons,
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I have just finished writing a letter of reference for my oldest son, who is in his senior year and hopes to attend Thomas Aquinas College. After eleven years of homeschooling, almost ten of those with Kolbe Academy, I will soon have my first graduate. Time to reflect back on those ten plus years and
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I stood agape beneath a side-wall crucifix that seemed to appear out of nowhere. I had been watching the sanctuary at the front and only saw Jesus on the Cross after entering deeply enough for a parallel gaze once I turned. Dully illuminated, the body affixed to the wood at its usual three points was
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