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IEPs: How They Work and What They Mean

By Accommodations, Elementary School, High School, ISEE, Learning Differences, Middle School, Study Skills, Test Prep No Comments

Students who receive special education services in the public schools must have an IEP, or “Individualized Education Program.” An IEP is a legal document; once all the paperwork has been signed, the services and accommodations in the IEP are the legal right of the student, and non-compliance with the IEP can be met with legal…

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Summer SAT Updates

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The SAT has released new documents related to the upcoming format change. The educational world, including families of students testing after the change, has been watching the unfolding of the upcoming SAT change. With the beginning of the summer season, the SAT has given us some updates, so we are able to report the new…

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Study Skills and Habits for Academic Success

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When many people think of “studying,” they think about preparing for tests. Study skills, however, include a lot more than just test preparation. All of these skills are necessary to “study” effectively: Focusing and maximizing learning during class Effectively taking notes Completing and comprehending the assigned reading Efficiently managing time Completing Homework Staying organized Effectively…

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How to Keep Your Kid Busy and Learning Over the Summer: 10 Questions with Jackie P.

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1. What are some ways you incorporate academics into Arianna and Samantha’s summer schedule? I believe in collaboration with my children in exploring their academic interests. Over the summer, we pick one academic area they would like to dive deeper into to prepare them for the next school year or a fun program related to…

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