Free online magazines & journals

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Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s online home features articles, a virtual mall, and more from Mary Pride. Home School Enrichment Magazine Digital Edition is available by subscribing here. SAGE Journals Online offers access to dozens of academic journals including the fields of education, special education, neuroscience, medicine, and other more. Free access until October 15, 2010. (And once you register […]

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Proposed National Education Standards

How Would They Affect You? In the U.S., schools began as communities banded together. They are still supervised by local school boards. More recently, states adopted standards of learning, and now there is a movement toward national standards. In June 2010 the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State […]

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Related to Autism

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Many groups advocate different views of and responses to autism. Here is a sampling of sites related to autism: Autism Speaks Autism Society of America Defeat Autism Now, the website of the Autism Research Institute. My favorite public service announcement on autism is Act Early’s poignant “The Red Flags of Autism.” To prove autistics have […]

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News and commentary on disability issues

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Patricia Bauer is a reporter, a good writer, and mother of Margaret, a young woman with Down Syndrome. Patricia first came to my attention with her 2005 Washington Post article on the abortion of children with disabilities, “The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have.” My favorite lines are: Margaret does not view her life as unremitting […]

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Finding the right book for your child

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It can be hard to get a struggling learner to read, especially if he or she is contending with a learning disability, attention deficit disorder, or other learning problem. Scholastic offers a book wizard tool online. You can enter a title or a subject to find a particular book. If you child liked one book, you […]

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