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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 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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Why & How to Add Cooking to Your Workshop Program – Webinar

 I have long been touting the need and demand for formal instruction or workshops in the ‘forgotten subjects’, see my article on diversifying your offerings including the forgotten subjects, the new subjects and the taster subjects  and finally it would seem another voice has joined me. The National Afterschool Association in conjunction with the Home […]

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The Home Office Revolution – Tutoring From Home

 Working from home or working remotely has become a hugely popular option for millions of people and it’s expected to only increase in the years ahead. As Online tutoring becomes more popular tutors can help students all over the country and the globe by working from a home office, whether they are self employed or […]

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Details of Enhanced ACT Writing Test Announced

  From ACT Website first published By Steve Kappler, Interim Vice President, Marketing and Communications, October 13, 2014. As announced earlier this summer, we are providing additional information on the enhanced ACT® Writing Test that will be introduced in fall 2015. The changes to the Writing Test, as with all of our solutions, are driven […]

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Come & See Oases at The Florida AfterSchool Alliance Convention

  Next week, Monday October 20th through Wednesday October 22nd to be precise, Oases Online will be exhibiting at the new and improved Student Success Summit at the Marriot World Center in Orlando. Please come and see me at booth 210 and see the Oases system, pick up some Oases goodies and join in the […]

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Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

 You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people over forty they’re even more perturbed by it than everyone else. The researchers conducted a nationwide survey of 554 full-time working professionals […]

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