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Learning Loss Updates for Middle and High School Kids

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While Covid-related school closures have, for the most part, finally ended, learning loss brought about by the disruption of the pandemic has unfortunately lingered. Various studies have found significant, lingering decreases in reading and math proficiency. Losses have been seen across the board, but are most prevalent in older students and less wealthy areas. Fortunately,…

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Interview with an Admissions Consultant: Gaby Fogelson uses her background in private school admissions to tell all

By Elementary School, High School, HSPT, Independent School Admissions, Interviews with Educators, ISEE, Middle School, SSAT, Test Prep No Comments

1. What is the most important thing you wish you could tell all applicants? The most important thing is to be themselves. The goal is for the school to get to know who they are as a person. Showcase who they are and highlight their greatest strengths. Each child has unique gifts and talents. Let…

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IEPs: How They Work and What They Mean

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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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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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