Category Archives: Parents

Reading for Fun Drops Dramatically Among Teens – New Report

For those who understand the importance of reading, a new study should sound alarm bells coast-to-coast. Teenagers are reading fewer books, magazines and newspapers these days. Compiling seven studies and surveys conducted by private and public groups on adolescent reading habits, Common … Continue reading

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill

To make scientific progress, Albert Einstein first asked questions. Even if he did not find the expected answer, asking questions often led to discovery of even greater truths than what were searched for originally. For instance, when he was 16 years of … Continue reading

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Truly learning math makes wise thinkers

Math educator Dr. Edward Burger, president of Southwest University in Texas, makes an excellent point about learning mathematics: By thinking through math, I mean understanding the material in a very deep way so that the student can appreciate and (ideally) … Continue reading

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Free Webinar to Kickstart College Journey

Our friends at WOW Writing Workshop are offering a free online program, “What you really need to know about starting your journey to college” on Thursday, Feb. 6. The webinar (web-based seminar) will be held from 9-10 p.m. For details … Continue reading

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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

Here’s an important heads-up for the college-bound. It seems college recruiters do more than check academic records. They search through students’ electronic trail of tweets, posts, photos and text messages. Reporter Natasha Singer of The New York Times provides details … Continue reading

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Funding preschool education smart use of tax dollars

Attorney, biotech VP and educator Matt Valenti reports: “A study done by Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman concluded that investing in quality preschool programs is a better bet than investing on the stock market, yielding economic returns between 7 percent … Continue reading

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The Joys of Educational Jargon

John Merrow, educational reporter for PBS NewsHour and the author of “The Influence of Teachers,” cuts through the hype of educational jargon in this essay: Does jargon disguise vacuity? Anne Lewis, a veteran reporter, offered this analysis: “I have come … Continue reading

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