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Q&A: Making Time to Get a Degree

Q: Okay, I assume you don't really want people asking specific questions about their specific situations... but I have two kids and 1.5 jobs, but I want to get an MBA so I can make even more money for my family. But how the h*ll am I going to make time?

Q&A: College Admissions Officers and Online High Schools

Q: What do college admissions officers think about online high schools? Do they view them favorably or negatively? Would a student be better served, in the eyes of brick-and-mortar colleges, by avoiding online high schools?

Q&A: Homeschooling Versus Online Learning

Q: We are looking at a lot of online middle schools, but maybe I should just homeschool my 7th grader instead? This process is pretty exhausting, so any hard facts you could give would really be appreciated.

Q&A: Social Programs for Students at Online Middle Schools

Q: I’m interested in sending my son (12 y/o) to an online school, but I’m worried about him becoming even more anti-social. What kind of opportunities do these kids have to meet other kids? What are some examples of social activities these students can attend?

Q&A: Real Books and Online Schools

Q: Do online elementary schools use real books? I don't really feel like reading 500 pages on the computer screen. It hurts my eyes.

Q&A: Special Needs Students in Online Elementary Schools

Q: My 3rd grader has special needs when it comes to learning. Do most online programs have resources to serve her? And, if so, what are some of these resources?

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