Monthly Archives: January 2011

OK, I’m Prepared–Now for the Test

Previously we examined some tips for mid-term exam studies. We will continue that here by talking about specific strategies to use on different types of exam questions. If there is one thing students are familiar with, it’s multiple choice exams. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Mid-Terms Get You Down

It’s that dreaded time of year: mid-term season. Parents and students alike dread mid-terms, but with a few tips, there is no reason to be afraid. The key— as in all things — is to be prepared.  Today we are … Continue reading

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Is Standardized Testing Doing Its Job?

Standardized testing: Children fear it. Adults wonder about it. Officials support it. But is it effective? According to Todd Farley’s recent article on The Huffington Post, that answer is “no way.” Farley is the author of Making the Grades: My … Continue reading

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South Carolina Survey Shenanigans

You may recall that in a previous blog post we discussed the benefits of single-gender classrooms. Well, an article over at slate.com tackles the subject as well. Only this one is focused on debunking the seemingly fantastic news coming from … Continue reading

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Have No Fear

For Prince William County parents worried about their children’s education, perhaps they need have no fear.  Evidently it’s a great place for youth. America’s Promise Alliance recently chose the county as one of its 100 best communities for young people. … Continue reading

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