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How Parents Should Address Their Child’s Teacher

We all grew up calling our teachers by their last names. It was seen as a sign of respect. But now that we’re all adults and we are talking to our child’s teachers it seems to some that maybe that should change. In many workplaces, we call our colleagues and bosses by their first names …

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Finding and Understanding Your Academic Strengths and Weaknesses

Let’s face it, school can be challenging at any age. When a student does poorly in a subject, they tend to focus on the negative. Those who try to improve will probably spend more time trying to overcome a weakness, such as poor reading skills. Unfortunately, focusing on weaknesses is not the path they should …

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How to Set and Follow Through on Academic Goals; Examples for Success

No matter what grade a student is in, school can be a challenge. Each year presents more intense challenges and new pressures to excel. So, how can students deal with academic increasing challenges? Setting academic goals is one very effective strategy. Academic goals are educational targets that students set for themselves to help them forward …

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How Teacher In-Service and Planning Days Benefit Students

Many people don’t know what teachers do on planning and in-service days. They wonder what these days are, why teachers need them, and how they benefit students. There’s a lot that goes into putting these days on the academic calendar. It’s worth it to find out what’s really going on in schools when teachers go …

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Grade Retention: Getting Left Back in Middle School and High School

Are you and your child worried about him/her failing too many classes and repeating a grade? Depending on which state you live in, failing one or two classes may not be enough to hold someone back. Even if they repeat a grade, there are benefits to getting held back. How many classes do you have …

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Why Children Go to Jail and How Parents Can Help

Kids can make decisions with consequences that stay with them for a lifetime. Although they may not fully understand the severity or lasting impact of their actions, justice will is still served by the system in accordance with the law. Can a child go to jail? Yes. Children do go to jail for breaking the …

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