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Free Student & Parent College Prep Resource

 New easy to understand College Prep Resource makes the preparation and admissions process easy to understand for all students and parents. Khan Academy has a new resource for helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process. Each of the main categories is broken down into easy to navigate and understand sections including video interviews […]

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Algebra Readiness: Equipping K-8 Students for Success

  Algebra Readiness: Equipping K-8 Students for Success This event takes place on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.   As the focus on standards-readiness grows, educators need reassurance that they’re not just teaching students how to pass a test, but also supporting their exploration, creativity, and deep understanding of applied knowledge. […]

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The Loch Ness Monster as Tutor?

 Aside from being my Father’s birthday (Happy Birthday Dad!) today is also the anniversary of one of the most famous hoaxes ever executed. Just like its sister hoax “the big foot video’, exposure has not prevented the public from continuing to suspend their disbelief. Google marked the anniversary by releasing their street view shots of […]

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Iowa, Montana and Nebraska SES Applications Open

 Applications to provide SES services for the 2015 – 2016 School Yer are well underway for states that did not apply for or did not receive a waiver from NCLB, with Iowa’s being the first to close in a week’s time. IOWA Applications due by: April 15th, 2015. Click here for information Click here for […]

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

 Read Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four of Waving Goodbye to a Brick & Mortar School before reading Part Five, the penultimate article of this series following the decision, enrollment, highs and lows of leaving regular public school and attending a virtual online school from home. The Year To Date – Nally […]

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Building Literacy in Afterschool

 Building Literacy in Afterschool – Free Webinar Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 02:00 PM EDT About this webinar: Literacy is fundamental to one’s learning, growing and comprehension of the world. Yet, when looking at students’ reading test scores as an indicator of U.S. students’ aptitude in literacy, more than 6 in 10 students at the elementary, […]

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Autism in Early Childhood – Webinar

  Autism in Early Childhood: Evidence-Based Practices for an Inclusive Classroom April 9th, 2015 | 2-3:30 PM ET Melissa Burkhardt M.S. Ed., BCBA Early Start Denver Model – Certified Therapist Our speaker Melissa Burkhardt has 20 years of experience teaching in an early intervention classroom and is one of 160 certified Early Start Denver Model […]

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The NTA Challenges Our Nation’s Tutors to Help Military Children

   By Pete Conrad of the National Tutoring Association Help the children of deployed military. As part of a two-fold community service campaign, the NTA challenges every one of our nation’s incredible, big-hearted tutors to make the personal commitment to provide volunteer tutoring for at least two hours per month (one hour per week if […]

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Backlash Against After School Tutoring in Great Britain

 Is too much tutoring child abuse? Britain is currently having a love hate relationship with private tutoring. Parents, if they are honest, want to do it to get their kids into grammar and private schools but the schools themselves are not so keen.  In a previous article published in 2013 we looked at schools trying […]

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Intercultural Competency – Free Webinar March 5th

  A Premium Skill for Teachers: Intercultural Competency March 5th @ 2pm Eastern Time Today’s classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse, while teachers are charged with preparing students for a global economy. In this context, intercultural competency is an increasingly important skill set for educators to possess-and for human resource offices to build into their recruitment […]

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Cram – The Best FlashCards App Out There

 Create &  Share Your Own Flashcards Quickly & Easily I recently discovered a great desktop and mobile App called cram to make and share flashcards for studying and learning and also general interest topics. I have it synced across all my devices (online, iPhone and iPad) and I can create my own flashcards and use […]

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Oases Adds Tasks & Custom Fields for Truly Flexible Tutoring Management

 Flexible Tutoring Management for Tutors & Tutoring Companies When it comes to managing tutoring companies’ data such as scheduling, billing, payroll, testing, learning plans and all things else tutoring, Oases Online has always been a feature and function rich platform. However, last week new features were added to make Oases Online a one stop shop […]

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