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Monthly Archives: July 2011

The importance of music on reading, speaking, and learning

In two Stanford University studies, researchers have demonstrated how important split-second processing of sounds is to speaking and reading. Researchers have learned that mastering a musical instrument improves the way the human brain processes parts of spoken language. Research findings … Continue reading

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Time to Take Charge!

Parents and students need to stop blindly going through K-12 education without doing the necessary research to identify the most appropriate colleges and careers. Whether or not students attend good high schools with well-informed counselors, the information is only a … Continue reading

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How to serve “disconnected” youth

The American Youth Policy Forum paper, “Key Considerations for Serving Disconnected Youth” outlines the type of strategies needed to reach youth who have become “disconnected” from both education and productive employment. The report indicates that in the U.S., 3 out of … Continue reading

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When taking the right classes and having the highest GPA is not enough

Kymberly Wimberly, a teen mother and black student at Arkansas’ McGhee High School, had the highest overall GPA, after taking a rigorous course schedule, and was named her class valedictorian. In her complaint, Kymberly asserts that the school district denied … Continue reading

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Pay attention to your high school schedule!

A recent Birmingham News article, “Third of college-bound graduates in Alabama need remedial classes,” notes that over 50 percent of graduating seniors from 223 or Alabama’s 357 high schools needed to take remedial college classes in math or English. These … Continue reading

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Call Me MISTER

The Call Me MISTER program (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models), founded and hosted at Clemson University, is a national teacher leadership program whose purpose is to prepare students for careers as elementary school teachers. Cultivating servant leaders is a … Continue reading

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Kentucky Attorney General Sues Daymar College

In a previous post, I wrote about the financial risks of choosing the wrong college. I noted recent research that shed light on the low graduation rates and huge loan debt that students risk when attending for-profit colleges. Attorney General … Continue reading

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The real costs of attending college

As difficult as it is for parents and students to identify the “real costs” of a college education, colleges are using fees to tack on even more costs. Some of these fees can be a significant add-on. Add on $100 … Continue reading

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Research K – 12 Schools

For parents interested in researching K-12 schools, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics will allow you to pull up data on most U.S. Public/Private k-12 school, colleges, and technical schools: Go to the National Center for Education … Continue reading

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Knowledge@Wharton High School Program

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business offers the Knowledge@Wharton High School website for high school students. The site offers articles, podcasts, and video to help improve business literacy of teenagers.  

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