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Can Tutoring Improve Teens’ IQs?

On March 6, 2012, in In The News, Intelligence, by Scott Cronenweth
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This research indicates that a teenager’s IQ can rise or fall by as much as 20 points in the course of a few years!

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“Six Word Essay Contest” Honors Great Educators

On February 7, 2012, in General, In The News, Teaching, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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What’s especially fun and inspiring about these essays is that they are all only six words long. They’re quick to read and easy to share: a little lift of heartfelt, positive energy that many teachers and tutors would probably enjoy, as the end of another semester draws closer.

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Smarter Summers Initiative Shows Strong First-Year Results

On January 31, 2012, in General, In The News, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Why do middle school students have a special need for high-quality summer learning? According to NSLA’s website, “Middle school is a time of great risk for children, especially those who are low-income. Summer learning loss contributes to dismal middle-school indicators, causing low-income students to lag as much as 2.5 years behind their higher-income peers by the end of fifth grade.

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Six Factoids Tutors Should Know About College Counseling

On December 20, 2011, in Education Industry, General, In The News, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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High school students benefit significantly from college admissions counseling information and guidance – yet most don’t get much of it. According to the latest State of College Admission 2011 from the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “For many students, particularly those in public schools, college counseling is limited at best. Counselors are few in number, often have large student caseloads and are limited in the amount of time they are able to dedicate to college counseling.”

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8 Emerging Trends in College Admissions

On November 29, 2011, in Education Industry, In The News, by Scott Cronenweth
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The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) recently released its annual State of College Admission Report 2011. … A wide range of interesting analysis has likewise appeared around the blogosphere in the wake of the report.

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Will Waiver Program Effectively End SES?

On November 22, 2011, in Education, Education Industry, In The News, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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Already thirty-seven states plus the District of Columbia have said that they intend to apply for an SES waiver between now and mid-February 2012. If granted, the waivers would free districts in these states from setting aside hundreds of millions of dollars each year for after-school tutoring targeting the lowest-performing students. This sweeping change would effectively end SES, which has already been eliminated from the Senate’s version of the updated NCLB legislation.

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The Value of World Teacher’s Day

On October 18, 2011, in General, In The News, by Scott Cronenweth
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Why is World Teacher’s Day important? As education becomes increasingly important to economic advancement and success in both developed and developing countries around the world, the importance of teachers in all our lives is growing.

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Steve Jobs’ Impact on Teaching and Tutoring

On October 11, 2011, in Education, General, In The News, Technology in Education, by Scott Cronenweth
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Though a college dropout himself, Steve Jobs did much to revolutionize educational technology, and even education itself.

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Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Heats Up

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Enter the badge, “… a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest…” that can be earned in almost any learning environment. Badges can motivate and support ongoing learning, validate skills and education, help build reputation and confirm knowledge acquisition.

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How Well Do Kids Think High School Prepared Them for College?

On September 6, 2011, in Education Industry, General, In The News, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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How well does their high school academic experience prepare students for college? Not very well, according to a new study by the College Board that surveyed students from the Class of 2010 “one year out.”