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Remote School vs Remote Learning

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Now that most of us are back to in-person school and events, I often hear parents say, “I’d like to have in-person tutoring sessions because online school didn’t work for my child.” Having experienced the challenges of Zoom kindergarten for my own daughter, I can relate. But having tutored multiple students online, I can also…

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Transitioning to High School: Tips for Navigating the Change Smoothly

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Congratulations to your 8th grade graduate! With the transition to high school comes new opportunities, experiences, and challenges. Here are a handful of things that you and your student can expect, along with tips for each of you to make the transition as smooth as possible. Academics More flexibility with class electives High school students…

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100 Day Check In: How Parents Can Build on Strengths and Address Student Needs for the Remainder of the School Year

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During the month of February, schools around the country celebrate the 100th Day of School. Activities range from art projects using 100 items, dressing like a 100-year-old, and math lessons in which students add and multiply to reach 100. For parents, the 100th day of school is also a great time to gauge student progress…

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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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