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The National Report Card: Living in a post-covid academic era

The past two weeks have been a concerning time for parents of school-aged children... And this is not specific to any grade. Whether you have a child in kindergarten or one applying to (or attending) college, you, as a parent, are hearing and reading about some alarming reports. You may even analyze specific pieces...

The National Report Card: Living in a Post-Covid Academic Era

The past two weeks have been a concerning time for parents of school-aged children... And this is not specific to any grade. Whether you have a child in kindergarten or one applying to (or attending) college, you, as a parent, are hearing and reading about some alarming reports. You may even analyze specific pieces...

Does going to college make sense? Will it expand my earning potential?

While there is perhaps no better time than the four short years of high school in a young person’s life to fully “live in the moment,” they will inevitably contemplate what’s next. For many students, the idea that attending university is the best option has been instilled in them, from parents to school counselors—and...

The COVID academic slide may be worse than expected, but we can overcome it!

Please CLICK HERE to watch a LIVE session with more information. When Covid-19 mandated that all schools be closed and replaced with online learning, many parents breathed a sigh of relief for their children’s protection. However, this relief turned into a worry for the future of our children’s education and their social well-being. Will they...

Deferral: Not a Dead End!

The time has come, and you receive an email: “There’s a new status update to your application.” You hold your breath as you log into the college’s portal. This moment could reveal your admittance into one of your Early Action or, more significantly, Early Decision applications. You click the “Review My Status’’ button and...

Which of the following makes the most sense in online education: group instruction or private tutoring?

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This common saying encourages students, professionals, and siblings to work together. And it makes sense, right? Together, we have more resources and can create bigger and better things. But then why do some things work better individually? And does “teamwork REALLY make the dream work?”...

For Parents: Making College Admissions Less Stressful for Your Child

Narrowing the decision of which schools to apply to and then filling out the nitty and gritty details of these applications can feel like a full-time job. There are regions of the world to figure out, several colleges competing against each other in each city, campus visits, appealing to admissions interviewers, writing application materials,...