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Florida's Hiatus on Third Grade Retention a Good Start

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Michael Lombardo

Lawmakers in Florida recently took a step in the right direction when they voted to put on hold a section of the state's longstanding education reform policy. For the first time since 2003, parents and teachers will have a say in whether their third grader will go on to fourth grade if the child doesn't perform well on their assessment.

Small Business

Stanley Ely | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Stanley Ely

Holding forth a cold glass of nonalcoholic drink, the student returns smiling to the work table. That drink, I am bound to believe, improves his learning curve and pleasure in the language, and maybe carves a little place around the heart for lemonade and story-telling in future times.

2 Great Exercises to Help Kids Love Creative Writing

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Brett Murphy Hunt

For some of my students, writing is their passion. For others? Not so much. Since tutoring sessions are usually set amounts of time, there are occasionally opportunities where the mandatory work is done and a bit of fun can be had. Creative writing exercises are always a go-to choice.

5 Myths About Private Tutoring

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Brett Murphy Hunt

Whether or not to hire a tutor is a decision that many parents face. However, tutoring can often be misunderstood. Here are some misconceptions:

A Crayon for Iqra

Celia Buckman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Celia Buckman

Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.

EdTech Startups Make College Students Better

Shayla R. Price | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Shayla R. Price

Entrepreneurs in the edtech industry are shaping the next generation of technology in higher education. From homework help to online mentoring, startups are expanding the possibilities of how college students will learn.

5 Ways To Respond To Your Child's Dyslexia Diagnosis

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

By helping your child stay on task, do regular reading practice, and power through even the roughest evenings of work, you are being his best ally.

Fixing What Wasn't Broken

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

NYC students headed back to school this morning for a year full of new challenges -- some to new schools, to new teachers, new subjects, new experiences. Unfortunately, one of those experiences will be learning without extra academic support.

Teacher Collaboration for the Sake of Academic Development in PreK-6 English Language Learners

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Education
Dorit Sasson

Research shows that the most common problems English language learners is that of understanding meaning of academic texts. Teachers need to ensure they are also helping their students making important literary and deeper comprehension connections.

826 and the Future of Education

Jesse Dylan | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Jesse Dylan

The role of teachers may be changing, but their importance and potential for massive impact is not. These educational innovations and strategies will influence the way we learn, but it always comes back to a person taking the time to tell a child something about the world.

pSAT Results Don't Matter for Elite Private High School Students

Alex Mallory | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The quickly-shifting landscape of standardized college entrance exams has made the pSAT a confusing relic for New York City independent school juniors to handle.

Master the Art of SODOTO: See One, Do One, Teach One

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Just as the guru tutors the novitiate so does the goldsmith his apprentice. The same is true for officers and engineers and in all fields where the mastery of craft is a matter of certification.

The Value of Reginald Jackson, Child of My Church Shot to Death

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

They're angry that violence exists and that in this culture, it's acceptable to some degree. They understand that where you live can determine whether you have a better future than someone else."

How to Prep for the Verbal Reasoning Section of the GRE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.14.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields.So, is it time to start memorizing hundreds of words until your vision is blurred? No! This exam is about studying smarter, not harder.

How to Succeed in an Admissions Interview

Chuck Cohn | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

This is your chance to not only discover how well you might fit into a certain college's environment, but also to present yourself as an ideal candidate for acceptance.

How to Prep Your Child for the ISEE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Chuck Cohn

With a clear plan and a good head start, any student can walk into the test room feeling confident and prepared.

What Is a Good SAT Score?

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.23.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Obviously, a higher score beats a lower score, but the absolutes are fuzzy. Each score needs context -- the context of each student, and the context of each school.

Wanna Hang Out and Change the World?

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

Join me, NFL players Roberto Garza and Glover Quin, WNBA basketball star Maya Moore, leaders from Wall Street and Main Street, and thousands of others...

Differences Between the SAT and ACT

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

For an applicant, both the ACT and the SAT can be daunting hills to climb, and for good reason! A great score on either of these standardized tests can mean significant scholarship money and admittance into top schools, not to mention a great feeling of satisfaction.

Stay Safe With SAT Changes

Roger Ochoa | Posted 07.20.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Just when you thought you had studied enough, read all the books, done all the prep work. Just when you thought you were safe, sources from College Board announced that it would be changing its infamous SAT yet again. So, this begs the question: Is there a way to master the SAT?

How to Prep for the SAT

Chuck Cohn | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

Whether you're cramming for one of the spring exams or looking ahead to the next set of exams in the fall, here are some tips to help you build your confidence and raise your score.

Giving Students the Gift of a Prosperous Professional Future

Keith Peden | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Keith Peden

If the United States is going to produce the kind of qualified professionals that the job market demands, industry leaders must continue to donate their time to cultivating STEM passions in local student bodies.

Do We Value Student Compliance or Student Empowerment?

Catherine Gobron | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Catherine Gobron

As the program director, I felt beholden to his parents. I had said that he would be having math tutoring. I worried that it would reflect poorly on the program if the math wasn't happening. I was faced with a choice. Should I bribe, cajole, or threaten him into doing his math? Or not?

Shabbat Supper with Dr. King

Lynn Schusterman | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Lynn Schusterman

This weekend, in honor of the more than 1,200 people from New York to Knoxville to San Francisco symbolically invited Dr. King to Shabbat dinner.

The Case for Building Mentor Capital

Brian Gallagher | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Brian Gallagher

Schools across the country have geared up and welcomed students for another engaging year in the classroom. The start of a new school year is always an exciting time filled with a sense of opportunity. As the leaves turn, students, teachers and parents get a fresh start.