academics

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    Parenting Guru: Want to raise a future innovator?

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    If you thought getting your kids “college-ready” was the key to a bright future, think again. Though business leaders, educators and...
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    Preventing school dropouts: How you can make a difference

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    The statistics on school dropouts in America is staggering — 19 percent of young adults have not graduated from high...
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    Parenting Guru: Raising bilingual kids

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    Following the success of their parenting blog, SpanglishBaby, co-authors Ana Flores and Roxana Soto molded their ideas into a new...
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    10 Female scientist role models for your daughter

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    Whether your daughter’s favorite subject is physics or she struggles a bit with algebra, sometimes you just want to give her a...
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    College solicitations: Real mail or junk mail?

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    In the increasingly competitive college application process, not only are our kids competing for spaces in the college or university...
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    How to decipher standards-based report cards

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    Perhaps you didn’t pay attention when your child’s school announced a move to “standards-based” report cards. Yeah, whatever, you...
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    How to create a musical life for your child

    There are plenty of studies out there detailing the connection between academic achievement and music: kids that participate in...
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    Getting a jump on academics in the new school year

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    Your child doesn’t want to think about algebra yet, and frankly, neither do you. Nor do you want to worry about science or...
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    Promoting writing for adolescents and teens

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    When a child reaches the teen years, writing is more and more critical to academic success. Teens are expected to be able to write...