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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Stance on Current American Education

In 2016, the presidential candidates still press for accountability for students’ performance and debate the federal government’s role in education, but the higher profile issues are student loan reform and making college more affordable—even tuition-free—for some students. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton On July 6, 2016, Hillary Clinton introduced a new student loan reform policy to […]

Spheros—A New Ball Game

Spheros—A New Ball Game Sphero is a robot spherically-shaped toy and designed by a company formerly known as Orbotix, The app-enabled ball that does it all. Intelligent and well-rounded, Sphero lets students play, learn, and explore by creating obstacle courses and creating multifamily games. This virtually unstoppable companion is waterproof, pet-proof, and ready for any […]

The Popularity Of Homeschooling

What used to be considered a fringe group, homeschooling is now one of the fastest growing sectors in education. In many states, recent homeschool enrollment has grown by nearly 10% in the last year. Easy access to specialized tutoring, parental frustration with the current testing system and common core requirements, and child safety are just […]

Common Core Math in the 8th Grade

Eigth grade math under the Common Core system focuses on three different principles, covering a range of topics. From using and understanding equations, having a fundamental understanding of functions and how they are used, as well as certain geometry topics, students will learn about slopes, exponents, the Pythagorean theorem, and other concepts. Expressing Concepts With […]

STEM vs. STEAM: What difference does “A” make?

In almost every recent discussion about education, you will undoubtedly hear the term STEM. With a focus being placed on the technology sector and certain skills being an absolute necessity in the job market we are entering today, an emphasis on STEM is easily understood. Today, however, there is a new acronym that is starting […]

Students Learn Effectively with One-on-One Tutoring

After school tutoring is practically the norm today. Even in these economically challenging times, parents still put their children’s educational needs first.They realize that the best gift they can give their child is a good education. That’s why so many choose private one-on-one tutoring.  Below are the top benefits: * Each child has a unique […]

Learn Like Leo: Write It Down!

When we type the word “Leonardo” in Google, the undisputed results are “Leonardo DiCaprio” and “Leonardo Da Vinci”. Leonardo DiCaprio is an A-lister of our generation, but Leonardo Da Vinci was a universal Renaissance Man, and believed that all things in nature were governed by math. Even when Leonardo learned the language of mathematics, he […]

PARENTS: BE AN ADVOCATE AGAINST MISDIAGNOSIS

Very often, parents are willing to accept the professional opinions of administrators at their children’s school.  Many parents are very quick to agree to learning ability testing without conducting their own investigations. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Diagnosis, the most common misdiagnosis, can lead to the placement of children in special education classes.  As a result, children […]