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  • College and Career Readiness in the Elementary School Setting

    Working in the elementary school setting, teachers are focused on teaching students those basic skills that build a solid foundation for the rest of their educational career. Discussions about college and a professional career come up randomly, but this is not usually the focus of educators working with 6-year-old kids.Read More
  • 22 Questions Parents and Teachers Should Ask About Special Education

    The first priority for teachers and parents is to identify special needs students and figure out how to give them equal education opportunities, beginning with two important questions:
    1. Does the student qualify for special education under IDEA?
    2. What is an appropriate education for a special needs student?
    This Q&A will help parents and teachers answer these important questions — and many others.Read More
Student Success Guides
  • How Online Posts Affect Colleges' Decisions

    With social media’s permeation of teenage life, online posts have increasingly become an indicator of college readiness — and one that more schools take into consideration when making admissions decisions. For the first time, a full third (35 percent) of college admissions officers say they look at applicants' social media profiles, according to data released in November 2014 from Kaplan Test Prep.Read More