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Guide to September 11 Websites

Guide to September 11 Websites An indexed and annotated guide to September 11 resources on the web, organized by type (personal, corporate, media, charity, etc.) and by content (stories, essays, discussions, news, video, etc.). Also weblogs, audio and video files and more on this 911 digital archive.
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New Orleans: The Interdictor

DirectNIC This has been one of the most compelling and consistently readable blogs on the harrowing New Orleans situation. Michael Barnett is the Crisis Manager of a communications team (Intercosmos Media Group, Inc.) who remained on the 10th floor of their office building in New Orleans. In his own words: “This journal has become...
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Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Homeschool Buyers Co-op I’m a mom who homeschools in New York and I’d like to make you aware of a brand new resource that will benefit all homeschooling families – the Homeschool Buyers Co-op. By banding together, the homeschooling community can enjoy the purchasing power that the largest school districts in the country have....
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More Aid for Katrina Victims

Ambleside Online offers: AO-HELP The Ambleside Online Advisory has created a free curriculum plan, AO-HELP, for families and relief workers who need emergency educational help for children in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. All books and materials necessary are available online for free. It requires no materials other than pencil and paper, and a...
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Free Online High School Courses for Students Displaced by Hurricane Katrina!

Free Online High School Courses for Students Displaced by Hurricane Katrina! Another alternative for high school students displaced by Hurricane Katrina is homeschooling, which is legal in every state.  These free online classes and curriculum materials will help you design a high school homeschooling curriculum quickly, easily, and inexpensively. Volunteers in Homeschoolers of Maine...
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Iskanderun

HEM’s Online News, September 2005 Shay Seaborne, editor of HEM’s Online News, confesses in this issue: I shouldn’t have gone looking. But a friend had mentioned that in relating genealogical information, his mother had confused the ancient city of Alexandria with Alexandretta (now called Iskanderun). I had never heard of Iskanderun, so I had...
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Learn to Read at Starfall!

Starfall.com The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service. Background information at the Starfall site explains: “At age 9, young Stephen Schutz was still struggling to read. What came easily for some children required many more hours of Stephen’s work, and he was consistently towards the bottom of his class in...
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John Holt on Rights

Selections from Escape from Childhood Young people should have the right to control and direct their own learning, that is, to decide what they want to learn, and when, where, how, how much, how fast, and with what help they want to learn it. To be still more specific, I want them to have...
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The Biggest Threat

HEM July-August 2005 – Interview with Deborah Stevenson Judy Aron interviewed Deborah Stevenson, Executive Director of National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD), for the July/August issue of HEM: Judy: What is the biggest threat to parents nationwide? Deborah: NHELD believes the biggest threat to parents nationwide is the lack of accurate information. If citizens...
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Chris O’Donnell: On Resources

O’DonnellWeb: Homeschooling / Baseball / Technology Geek in Fredericksburg VA “The oil under the state of Texas is national resource. My children are my children. The nation has no claim on them.” ~Chris O’Donnell, commenting on yet another article about homeschoolers with the oft-quoted line “Most Americans agree with the concept that our children...
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