Staples gift card giveaway

Here’s a great way to get some Not Back to School supplies! Freely Educate is giving away a $25 Staples gift card. All you have to do to enter is comment! Or should that be “to enter, one must simply comment”?

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I did some major updates

To the site. Let me know what you think!

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B&N, BlackBoard in Pact to Offer NookStudy, e-Textbooks

Moving to combine its expertise running college bookstores with its increasing share of the e-book retail market, Barnes & Noble announced a partnership with BlackBoard, an online teaching and study platform used by colleges across the country, that will allow students to purchase and download B&N study content through the BlackBoard platform. The new partnership [...]

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Age

Since this is relevant here, I felt it was worth cross-posting from WorkAtHomeNerd. A problogger post made me realize something. I have subconsciously refrained from saying my age on my blogs because of the age discrimination I have experienced on forums. When I say I’m 25 on homeschooling or parenting forums, I am jumped on [...]

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The MODERN American Frugal Housewife

I have written a short book that may be of interest to you guys. It’s called “The MODERN American Frugal Housewife“. If you don’t have a Kindle, it is available in several other formats.

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Schools cheating on standardized tests

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/education/11cheat.html?pagewanted=1&partner=rss&emc=rss What can be done to stop the desire to cheat? Schools who do better on standardized tests receive more money, which is silly; but we can’t give money to the schools who do worst on standardized tests, because then schools will fail on purpose. If we do away with standardized tests completely, there is [...]

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PDFs still suck on Kindle.

I got tired of waiting for the 2.5 update, and updated my Kindle myself. Sadly, the pdf zoom is not an increase in font size as it is for other formats; it is literally a zoom. That means that once you zoom in, you have to move sideways to see a whole line of text, [...]

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Home-schooled 13-year-old denied entry to college because of her age

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/05/30/Denied-college-because-of-age-shes-13/UPI-22951275253263/ I think limiting school by age instead of intelligence is silly. I think it’s silly to not let a child into kindergarten until they are 5 because “they’ll be smaller than all the other kids”. I think it’s silly that when I was finished with highschool at 15, they refused to let me graduate [...]

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I got a Kindle!

We’re running out of bookshelf space. Well actually, that’s not quite true; we’ve already run out of bookshelf space. The bookshelves are overfull, and since some of them are on the wall above my side of the bed, I often fear one will eventually give out and crush me. In addition to space, there’s also [...]

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Read 10 books get 1 free at Borders or Waldenbooks

http://media.bordersstores.com/pdf/summerreading.pdf From 5/4/10 – 8/26/10, children (12 and under) can read 10 books, list them on the printable pdf,  and choose a free book (from books listed on the pdf).

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