Category Archives: School

Pros and Cons of Dual Enrollment

Many high school students are currently in the process of choosing their courses for the next academic year. High schools offer many course options for students, including several that allow students to earn college credit. A growing number of teens across the United States are choosing to enroll in college-level courses, such as: Advanced Placement (AP). AP courses are college-level

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Prevent Cyberbullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. With so many students learning remotely this school year during the pandemic, bullying is most often taking place online, so today’s blog will focus on how we can prevent cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can be defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior involving a real or perceived power imbalance that takes place over digital devices like cell phones,

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Making Homework Less Work

Homework has always been disliked by students, but with many American students attending school online, homework encompasses more than ever. Students may feel an overwhelming amount of work simply because it’s all at home. In a normal school year, teachers consider homework a valuable tool. It can reinforce concepts taught in class, provide new information beyond what was explained in

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Making Online School Work Better

The school year is beginning, but it’s never looked so different. Many schools across the world are turning to online learning as a way to continue our youth’s education during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are very fortunate to have the technology to continue learning online, this format of education creates several challenges. Here is advice from experts on how

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8 High-Paying and Fast-Growing Careers that Only Require an Associate’s Degree

Many high school students are pushed towards college as the logical next step in their life’s journey. However, college is not the right option for every person. Some students really don’t like school and committing to another four years feels unbearable. Some students struggled in school and can’t keep up with the rigorous demands of a 4-year institution. Others are

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Should 2020 High School Seniors Commit to College During Pandemic?

Typically each Spring, high school seniors respond back to colleges letting them know if they plan to attend in the Fall. But 2020 isn’t a typical year. In light of the pandemic, many colleges have extended their acceptance deadlines, waived deposit requirements, and have offered more spots to students on wait lists. Colleges are facing big drops in enrollment and

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Helping Teens Be Successful at Remote Learning

Adolescents across the world are facing an unprecedented change. Many schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are turning to online learning as a way to continue our youth’s education. While we are very fortunate to have the technology to continue learning online, this format of education creates some challenges. High school students are suddenly free from structure

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Help Students Reduce Stress by Creating Margin

The American Psychological Association (APA) periodically surveys the American public about their stress levels, and since 2013, teens have consistently reported higher levels of stress than adults. In the most recent survey, teens reported worse mental health and higher levels of anxiety and depression than all other age groups. Our high schoolers are stressed! The problem with stress A little

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Beating Homework Stress

Now that the new school year is in full swing, homework is likely to be a regular requirement for your teen. While homework can be a good way for teachers to ensure practice of concepts and mastery of a subject, it can be a source of stress among students. We have compiled some suggestions from experts on how to take

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Benefits of Vocational-Technical High Schools

Vocational education, or career and technical education, teaches students skills that prepare them to work in a particular field. The fields covered vary by school, but can include such trades as carpentry, culinary arts, automotive technology, electrical construction, graphic communications, and medical occupations. Years ago, vocational education used to be thought of only as an alternative track for high school

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How Important is Attending a Prestigious University?

As if the college application process wasn’t stressful enough, news broke out last week about a $25 million college admissions cheating scheme. The alleged scam aimed to get students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, even if they didn’t play sports, and help students cheat on or outsource their standardized college exams. Parents spent thousands, and sometimes millions, of

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Helping Teens Regain Emotional Safety After School Shooting Tragedy

The school shooting in Florida yesterday is a terrible tragedy, and unfortunately, it is one that hits close to home for all teenagers. When tragic events occur, many parents feel uncertain about how best to talk to their children. Here are some ideas from experts: Stay Calm. Your child will mirror your reaction. If you sound anxious, your teen will

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