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Learning Pods : Pros and Cons

16 Aug 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on and changes the way students are educated, many parents are exploring ways to get their children and teens back into some manner of in-person learning. One idea that has gained traction among many parents is creating “pods” of students who stick together and attend class, homeschool, and/or tutoring sessions […]

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Pass/Fail Grading and Its Future Impact

05 Jul 2020

We are living in an unprecedented and stressful time for a variety of reasons. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to uproot our lives in myriad ways, many high school and college students are left wondering how virtual learning and pass/fail grading will impact their future prospects for college and graduate school. As any admissions expert […]

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New Year, Same Old You: A Message of Empowerment (Really!)

03 May 2020

It’s that time – mid- January- which means you’ve likely already given up on your New Year’s resolutions and lost your will to become a New You. While it’s easy to get dejected in such a situation, if we change our schematics around the New Year and resolution-making altogether, we can feel empowered to make […]

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Manage Your Time, Manage Your Life: 10 Simple but Effective Tips for Time Management

03 May 2020

What is Time Management? Time, unlike other resources such as money, is finite and cannot be gained; moreover, everyone has the same amount in a given day or week. Time is a funny thing- it inevitably passes whether we want it to or not, whether we are ready or not. While some people seem to have more […]

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Tips for College Success

03 May 2020

Even though I’m a bit late with this one (oops!), it’s never really too late to get organized, get prioritized, and get on track towards achieving academic and all-around success in college. Freshman year of college is an overwhelming time for even the most prepared of young students. The demands and workload are greater, and […]

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Common Core Testing: Should You Opt-Out?

03 May 2020

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Common Core Standards as they have been widely implemented over the last few years. Parents and educators are gravely concerned about the over-standardization of learning and the overemphasis on testing at the expense of learning, and rightly so. This week in New York and elsewhere across […]

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