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Virtual School – Waving Goodbye To A Brick & Mortar School – Part Four

 Read Part One, Part Two and Part Three of Waving Goodbye to a Brick & Mortar School before reading Part Four of this series following the decision, enrollment, highs and lows of leaving regular public school and attending a virtual online school from home. Getting Started & The First Semester – The Student’s Perspective Well […]

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Howard Gardner’s 9 Types of Intelligence

 Which type are you? Read about it then take the test. Many of us are familiar with three general categories in which people learn: visual learners, auditory learners, and kinesthetic learners. Beyond these three general categories, many theories of and approaches toward human potential have been developed. Among them is the theory of multiple intelligences, […]

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SketchUp for STEM Projects Releases New Features

 A year ago, almost to the day but not quite, I reviewed the excellent 3D drawing App Sketch Up. Read Original Article Click Here The Sketch Up Team have added some great new features for Sketch Up Pro 2015: Here’s how they’ve tuned it up: A 64-bit version for Windows and Mac machines. What’s the […]

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Calculating U.S. Payroll Taxes 101

   For many employees, payday is up there with Christmas and birthdays — but even better since it comes around more than once a year. For employers, on the other hand, payday can be a never-ending and sometimes pretty stressful responsibility. While payroll services and software are readily available, employers may still have to devote […]

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Oklahoma Receives Extension to NCLB Waiver

 If you ever needed proof that applying for a waiver is merely a formality and Washington State losing theirs was the example to scare all others, Oklahoma State Department of Education on Monday announced that its flexibility waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act is being reinstated for the current academic year just […]

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Nebraska Hopes to Apply for Waiver From NCLB

 Nebraska, one of the few states that has resisted applying for a waiver from the much-maligned federal No Child Left Behind law, now hopes to ready an application by spring. “We don’t want to wait two more years in the stranglehold of accountability,”  said Nebraska State Board of Education member Molly O’Holleran. The board discussed […]

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The Sad Truth About VIP Admissions

 By Nancy Griesemer, DC College Admissions Examiner. First published on Examiner.com. This article has been making the rounds this week and deserves a re-post so that it reaches as many test prep tutors and parents as possible. The colleges and universities are improving their statistics at the expense of our hopeful students, so please, please […]

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An Overview of PCI Compliance and Why it is Important – Webinar

 Free Webinar – Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET If you run credit cards in your business you need to be PCI DSS compliant (PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY DATA SECURITY STANDARDS). You have an obligation to protect your customer’s information. The National Federation of Independent Business is offering the following webinar. We realize that […]

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Start Selling Second Language Tutoring to Younger Students

 Speaking a Foreign Language  Makes You Smarter – It’s a Fact. Whether you are a tutor, a tutoring company or an afterschool program, offering a foreign language to younger students is beneficial. The core subjects of math and language arts are a staple across the age range of our students, morphing into test prep as […]

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Reading by 3rd Grade: Helping Students Get There – Webinar

 Reading to Learn: Creative Supports Beyond 3rd Grade Retention This webinar takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Sponsored by: Amplify Assessment Students who aren’t reading well by 3rd grade are four times less likely to graduate high school by age 19, studies show. That’s why 33 states and Washington, […]

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Teen Outreach Program by Wyman

 Are you looking for a good Teen Outreach Program for your school or afterschool program that has proven evidence based outcomes? Well I ran into a great one when I was at the Florida Afterschool Alliance Convention in Orlando last month; Wyman, a non profit, offers TOP the Wyman Teen Outreach Program to work directly […]

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Virtual School – Waving Goodbye To A Brick & Mortar School – Part Three

 Read Part One  and Part Two of Waving Goodbye to a Brick & Mortar School before reading Part Three of this series following the decision, enrollment, highs and lows of leaving regular public school and attending a virtual online school from home. Enrollment & Getting Started – The Parent’s Role The decision to leave mainstream […]

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