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How Post-Secondary Education Sets Up Students for Success

Students entering their junior year should consider what is going to come next after their diploma. For many, it will be post-secondary education What is post-secondary education? Post-secondary education is a path to higher learning through colleges, universities, institutes of technology, academies, vocational or trade schools, or seminaries. It is the education adults pursue to …

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How Student Engagement Lost Its Luster and Became a Buzzword

Student engagement is a concept that has been embraced by educators as a reliable indicator of student success. In theory, it offers to measure the degree to which a student interacts with the educational environment and the content that seeks to enlighten them.  In practice, it has become muddled and misunderstood. Now, it is more …

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Parent’s or Parents’: When to use the Possessive or Plural Possessive

Proper grammar usage can be confusing, especially when it comes to using nouns in context. There are many ways to use the root word parent, but there are specific rules for when one can use either the possessive parent’s or the plural possessive parents’. Use parent’s when using the word to denote ownership or possession …

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College Major Stereotypes Debunked: Parent Involvement

For generations past, college was a journey to intellectual growth and self-realization. It presented the opportunity to affordably explore one’s interests before deciding which path to take. Unfortunately, the student loan crisis has made this reality obsolete.  Today it is common for recent graduates to be burdened with six-figure debt. Times have changed, and families …

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Finding, Understanding, and Explaining Your Academic Interests

Academic interests are educational topics about which the student is curious and wants to spend more time exploring. Examples of academic interests include biology, history, mathematics, language, coding, and robotics. Students find their academic interests by exploring a wide range of topics and reflecting on those that appeal most to their skill set and curiosity.  …

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Dropping Out of High School: Why It’s A Bad Idea

Throughout the 20th Century and so far into the 21st Century, high schools have successfully educated students to the point where they have become assets to their communities. Despite this success, public schools have been under attack, and dropout rates have factored into the attacks. To make matters worse, stories about entrepreneurs who have defied …

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