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Why Summer Reading is More Important Than Ever This Year

Jul. 13, 2021

This year has had its share of turbulence for students of all ages. With summer break upon us, it is important for children to relax and rejuvenate, while continuing to keep up with their basic skills such as reading. How can summer reading benefit students? Here are several reasons it’s a worthwhile activity this summer especially.

Four Challenges that Arose this School Year (and How Your Child Can Overcome Them)

Jul. 06, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of daily life, and for parents of school-age children, the impact has been especially obvious. The last year has been full of many challenges for students. Here’s a look at some that your child may be facing and tips on how to overcome them as we head into summer.

5 Tips for Learning While on Vacation

Jul. 01, 2021

Family vacations provide much-needed downtime, but they can also be terrific learning experiences! Vacations can bring school lessons to life, aid in personal development, and help children to become more culturally aware.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Checklist for Parents

Jun. 24, 2021

Kindergarten is an exciting time of learning and growth. Some kindergarteners may struggle with the adjustment to longer days, being away from home, and being in a structured school setting. But there are some things parents can do over the summer to help make the transition to kindergarten as smooth as possible.  

Educational Activities to Encourage Students to Try This Summer

Jun. 02, 2021

Summer break is warranted, but even a little effort to keep the brain active over summer can make a big difference in preventing learning loss. Here are a few educational (and fun) activities that you can encourage students of all ages to try this summer.

Six Tips to Help Your Child Start the Summer Off Right

May. 26, 2021

No matter how old your child is, making the start of summer productive sets the stage for a successful transition back to school in the fall.

How to Help Your Child Who Fell Behind in Math During 2020 School Closures

Mar. 02, 2021

News from NWEA is grim: elementary and middle school students have fallen significantly behind in math during the pandemic.

Navigating Changes to the Standardized Testing System

Jun. 30, 2020

As we look ahead to the coming school year, families and educators can expect to continue to see a shift in the way learning is implemented across the US as a result of the ongoing COVID pandemic.

Combatting Learning Loss in the Summer Months

Jun. 29, 2020

The term ‘Summer Slide’ refers to the learning regression that students may experience while on school break during the summer months. This learning loss can cause students to fall a full grade level behind in reading and math, which makes it difficult for them to catch up when school resumes.  

Five Essential Tools for your Teen’s Off-to-College “Toolbox”

Jul. 12, 2019

When it comes to packing, he or she may be focused on dorm décor and clothes, but there are a number of other intangible items your teen will want to remember to bring along when he or she begins the college journey.

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