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New to Learning at Home? Start Here:

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Recently, because of the COVID-19 virus and its implications for education, I was interviewed by Matt Villano for his CNN article on How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids. The article is packed with experts sharing interesting information for parents, and he included my advice on getting kids outside (you know that is a passion of mine!).

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Learning at home? The internet is a big place!! Here’s our ever-evolving guide to the best free online educational resources. (Just started homeschooling? Read our New to Learning at Home? Start Here.) Let’s go!

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

4 Essential Educational Databases for College Students

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There was a time when students had to slog through tons of books at their college library to find the materials for their research papers. Nowadays, online databases can help to nail that task in mere seconds. 

Music for Autumn's Quiet

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 22, 2020 /
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Autumn: it is a time of turning, a time of change, a time for reflection, a time for preparation. It is also a time for telling and hearing stories. The music here, and the stories told through it, will work in many situations and seasons. They are especially relevant to all the turns and changes and quiet reflection needed to navigate which come with autumn. Each of the pieces has to do with journeys of one sort or another, as well.

Growing Together Through Openness: The Art of Allowing

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Think about how many people there are in the world. Too many to count, too many to know, so many!

Why Rice Makes For Great Meals

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Eating is something that is required in order for one to stay fit and healthy. However, it can also be an enjoyable experience. The tastes, the smells, and sometimes the entire process are exciting and entertaining. Knowing that you are keeping your friends and family healthier with safe and thoroughly cooked food doesn’t hurt, either. That being said, when it comes to food today, you’ll have more options available than imaginable. Despite this, rice still remains an immense favorite amongst many, world-wide. Want to know exactly why this is the case?

10 Reasons Why Traveling Is The Best Form of Education

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Life experiences are something you don’t need to study for. Learn as you go and it will help shape you as a person and will teach you to become more independent and be able to think on your feet—a life skill you can’t learn about in a book or on the internet.

10 Reasons Why Traveling Is The Best Form of Education

Mike Dudjak: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it is a great, affordable way to continue your education

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Mike Dudjak was a CCAC student from 1997-1999 (attended CCAC-Allegheny & CCAC-South) then transferred to West Liberty University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree. Currently he’s a Paraprofessional at Springdale Jr/Sr High School and Head Women's Basketball Coach at CCAC.

Mike Dudjak: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it is a great, affordable way to continue your education

Justin Starr: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's the Smart Choice!

by Stasia Lopez / Oct 08, 2020 /
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Justin Starr started at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in 2002 as a high school dual enrollment student. He took the bus from his home in Sewickley to Allegheny Campus, and earned his Associate of Science in General Studies. Later, Justin went on to get his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Florida.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Finding footing amidst a shifting ground

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 05, 2020 /
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My Mom remembers where she was when President Kennedy was assassinated. I can tell you where I was in the early hours of September 11th. And most recently, for many of us, we can tell you exactly where we were when the news of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg was announced. Sometimes the ground literally feels like it's shifting directly beneath our feet, the weight of the entire world feels as if it's crushing on those tiny shoulders, and it seems nearly impossible to even remember to breathe.

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