linkage 10-19-10

Green jobs and community colleges, a post by Ed Begley which discusses and links to the SEED program, a resource for community colleges for developing green jobs. The SEED site has free resources including webinars and links.

A Muslim woman homeschooling is interviewed and this article looks at Muslim homeschoolers 

How to Make Non-Readers
by Alfie Kohn is a post up at the Daily Riff. A homeschool mom and I agreed about our two kids who had entered high school: they just do not read much once they go into school. The number of books read drops dramatically and this article zeroes in on this phenomenon.

Joanne Jacobs has a post about teaching English Students Need to Analyze, Not Just Respond.  Jacobs discusses high schools that cannot offer advanced preparation or close reading.  School-at-home families who want to do close reading and literary criticism in high school, see Nabokov, Lectures on Literature

Homeschooling Goes Mainstream radio show with guests Celeste Land, Director of Government Affairs for the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers, and a member of the board of directors and Michael Donnelly, Staff Counsel, HSLDA.  The show covers a great variety of topics including virtual schools, Holt, and more.  

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