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Getting serious about saving for college

Education | Funds in 529 education plans reach all-time high
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/17/18, 04:16 pm

Americans are funneling money into 529 college savings accounts at record rates.

Total investments in the funds grew to $328.9 billion as of June 30, according to the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN). Perhaps bolstered by the stock market’s seemingly endless climb during the first half of the year, assets grew by $9.8 billion in just six months. The average account now tops $24,000, more than double the average from 10 years ago.

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Krieg Barrie

Equal opportunity players

Homeschooling | Many U.S. homeschoolers want to participate in public school sports, but some states have resisted them
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 8/16/18, 03:46 pm

On Friday nights during football season in Richfield, Minn., half a dozen 16-year-old boys sporting grass-stained uniforms, still sweaty from practice, filled every chair around the Childs family dining table. They wolfed down whatever food Kristin Childs set on the table: In 40 minutes, they had to be back at school to watch the varsity football game. In those brief 40 minutes, Kristin and her husband Patrick saw an opportunity to show hospitality and Christian love to their son Eastman’s teammates.

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Capitalizing on classical education

Education | Growth in the classical model has created the need for a new set of educational support structures—including standardized tests
by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/01/18, 05:50 pm

The Association of Classical Christian Schools has seen a 20 percent increase over four years in the number of campuses using a classical curriculum. During the last 10 years, the number of students attending ACCS member schools has grown 30 percent. Homeschoolers have also flocked to the classical movement, as have university-model Christian schools. And big charter networks, like Arizona-based Great Hearts, are even bringing classical education to the secular public school environment.

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