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ISEE Preparation: How to get a head start over the Summer

By Elementary School, High School, ISEE, Middle School, Practice Tests, Study Skills, Test Prep No Comments

While summer is typically every student’s favorite time of year to relax and smell the roses, that doesn’t mean you can’t also prepare and get ahead in school work and tests. The ISEE or Independent School Entrance Exam administered by the ERB (Educational Records Bureau) is one such test that a student should prepare for…

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How Do I Know if Independent Study is Right for My Student?

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Independent Study is an option of education that involves students working through their coursework separate from a classroom. The organization of independent study can be quite varied depending on the arrangement of the school providing it. In California, as laid out by the Assembly Bill 130, independent study has set guidelines for different grade levels….

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Ways to Use Social Media for Good: How Educators and Parents Can Take a Proactive Approach with TikTok, Instagram, etc

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By now every parent and educator has heard horror stories about the dangers of social media for children. Between disruptive Tik Tok challenges, bullying, and the recent reports on the impact of social media on teens’ mental health, it’s enough for parents to wish that social media simply would go away. Unfortunately, the genie is…

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What do I Need to Know if I Want to go Standardized Test-Free?

By ACT, College Admissions, High School, ISEE, Middle School, SAT, SSAT, Test Prep No Comments

With the change in availability for college admission tests, many schools are reconsidering their requirements for the ACT/SAT tests. There is some indication that this reevaluation goes deeper than COVID and consideration for students that are unable to test or unwilling to test in the format that is available for them. For this reason, it…

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