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Technology in Learning

In 1950, just nine percent of American households had a television. And in 1980, less than three percent of households owned a computer. Without doubt—times have changed. Practically everyone owns at least one television, and more than 90 percent of homes have a computer. Even more astounding, a…

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Boost Your College Scholarship Applications

Winter break is approaching fast, and your high school student may already be feeling the senior-year itch. But instead of letting your almost-graduate sit brooding over their college applications or binge on holiday movies, help your student use the extra time to boost their college scholarship chances. Scholarships are widely…

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Electives Matter: How to Help Your Child Choose the Right Ones

Whether home-schooled or in a public or private school, elective courses enrich your children’s education—and are an important part of their preparation for life. Helping your student choose the right electives enables them to focus on their academic goals. Moreover, you are helping them open their minds to new…

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Stress-Free Career Planning: A Guide for High Schoolers

The future may seem far away if you’re a freshman or sophomore in high school, but the truth is, it’s never too soon to start planning for your future career. High school is the perfect time to start thinking about the future. But before you begin gathering applications or scheduling…

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How to Help Your Child on Their Path to Becoming an Educator

Most adults—when they look back on their school years—recall the one or maybe two teachers that made the difference in their lives. Whether giving that caring hug at the right moment or recognizing a unique skill, good teachers know how to see their students and encourage their growth—they make a…

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Preparing for your student’s summer starts now

It’s certainly chilly outside and snow continues to be in the forecast. So, it may seem a bit early to be thinking about your student’s summer plans and the following school year, right? Not a chance. Preparing for your student’s summer and following school year will take some planning—especially if…

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Plan to help your student achieve their goals

You’ve been helping your child reach milestones and set goals for themselves since the time they were born. First, you encouraged them to roll over. Then, you helped them to walk. You taught them how to ride a bike, read a book, and maybe even served as a volunteer coach…

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Reading your way through Christmas break

It would be easy for your student to glide through Christmas break simply playing with new toys and games, watching their favorite movies and shows, or visiting family—and there’s certainly a place for all of those fun activities over the holidays. But to help enrich your child’s school break, encourage…

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Switching up Schools? Here Are Your Options

We’re all familiar with conventional district schools. Those signature yellow buses courier students to and from a full day of instruction in classrooms. Students follow a standard curriculum and sit for standardized state assessment tests fairly regularly. Most teachers belong to unions, the school board sets the times and dates…

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Special Education Basics

Special education is a vast and complex topic. After the challenges of COVID and parents having a front-row seat to their children’s education, many parents have questions. We asked Heidi Goldsmith, a special education lawyer and mom of two children with special needs, to help us answer some common…

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Looking for a summer learning boost?

For most children, the 2020-21 school year has been profoundly disruptive, with only a fraction of Pennsylvania students offered full, in-person instruction. As a homeschooling mom, I certainly don’t believe children need to be in a classroom all day in order to learn. Many parents, though, are understandably concerned that…