Many students choose to begin standardized testing preparation, be it for the ACT or SAT, during summer break. These standardized tests are notoriously long and complex, with a plethora of topics covered in a timed setting, so preparing early is a logical fit for many students. From example questions and time management tips to completing timed practice tests, plenty of ACT and SAT prep can be done at home, and with your help. Although preparing properly for the ACT or SAT is up to your student, your support may make a difference.Read Full Story
The new sex education curriculum was rolled out by the Ontario's Ministry of Education touting the most up-to-date curriculum for students in grades one through eight. However, some parents and critics are wary of what the new curriculum means.Read Full Story
Caps and gowns of all sizes come out this time of year. The rite of passage that is graduation is no longer saved for high school or college — the transition from kindergarten to first grade is often celebrated with a graduation ceremony all its own! If your student is about to grab her kindergarten diploma, you might be thinking of a way to reward her for that year of hard work. Help your student spend the summer learning with one of these educational kindergarten graduation gifts.Read Full Story
When Philadelphia dad and radio host Mike Rossi was criticized by his children's school principal for taking the kids out of school for the Boston Marathon, he couldn't keep silent. Rossi stepped right into an age-old parenting debate: When is it OK to allow your kids to miss school?Read Full Story
Art is a crucial component of any well-rounded education. Unfortunately it's also a common casualty when schools must pare their operating budgets. Given the fact that art literacy can positively impact a child's performance in nearly every academic subject, what can parents do if their students receive little or no arts education?Read Full Story
Updated NAPLAN gains are recorded on the new My School site for 2015, but will this added information just be more confusing for parents trying to navigate the education system? And does this information actually improve education systems in Australia?Read Full Story
Maybe you know this struggle all too well: Your student returns from school, but she claims that she has no homework or that she forgot her supplies in her locker. Her daily planner is empty, and her most recent assignment includes a note to see her instructor. You know she is a bright child, but her intelligence simply does not translate in the classroom. When you press her about her academic performance, she refuses to take responsibility for her grades.Read Full Story
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