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Choosing the Right School for Your Child

Every parent wants what is best for their child. This might be a difficult task, especially with the vast number of schools to choose from.

The best possible option would be to choose a school that is well known and established and one that has a good reputation. You would want the school to provide a good all-round education for … Read the rest


The Process of Reading

As much as 33% of the population still cannot read. Quite a number of children pick up the ability to read, quite well, even while not being taught. Some children however struggle through it. For these children, a systematic process must be followed in order to ensure that they will be able to read. Here are a few things to … Read the rest


Why Should You Learn a Foreign Language?

With the world growing more and more competitive, knowing a few foreign languages has its bonuses. At some workplaces it is a must. Knowing a foreign language, whether it is for social, professional or personal reasons will have its benefits. Here are a few:

Professional reasons – most people would learn a foreign language because their employer insists on it. … Read the rest




Tips for developing language skills during summer

Have you heard the famous saying that says “For every word you write, you should read a thousand”. In an environment that promotes science and math, reading skills of children are also important. Now that kids are out of school for summer, reading skills get a back seat. It is time to implement ways to keep kids involved in reading.… Read the rest


Why your kids should consider college education?

Colleges are holding graduation ceremonies and schools are getting ready to send kids home for summer. It is hard for parents to keep their college bound kids on study mode during their summer vacation. Here are few points to stress and discuss with your kids to stay on track even during their summer vacation.

  • Nine of the ten fastest growing
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What to do with your student loan if you are in default

About $67 million student loans are currently in default in the U.S. If someone hasn’t made a payment on a student loan for more than 270 days, then it is considered in default. Loans have been issued by the Department of Education (DOE) and there are 23 private debt collecting companies working for the DOE to collect on your debt.… Read the rest


Criticism about President’s new plan for free community college tuition

Early this year, President Obama announced a plan for free tuition at nation’s community colleges. Some hailed the plan as taking the county’s education on a path for success while others were quick to criticize the proposed plan. Here are some of their criticisms.

  • Community college education is already free for most of the Pell Grant recipients and those who
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Some Danger Signs of Troubled Teens

Written by Wood Creek Academy

 

Nobody said parenting would be easy. While the information and advice available to parents are increasingly abundant, the challenge of successfully raising a teenage boy remains as tough as ever. The rough patches parents inevitably experience with their teens can be exasperating at best and devastating at worst; in extreme cases, however, parents might … Read the rest


President Obama’s new community college plan

Many opt to go to community college because it is cheap at least for the first two years of college compared to all four years at a four year college. President Obama wants to make it even cheaper, actually free, for all who attend community college, at least the tuition part. Details of the program came in pieces. He touched … Read the rest


Things to consider before going to college

Don’t get me wrong. Today, more than ever, college education is important. It can lay a foundation for a career for a life time, jump start one’s career, make you a better person, expand the horizon, prepare a child for a competitive world and much more. For several decades, college education has been the key to increased earnings and maximizing … Read the rest


Time to get ready to apply for student aid for college

College application deadlines are fast approaching its last leg and it is time to get ready to apply for financial aid for students entering college in fall 2015.

The Federal Student Aid application process known as Fafsa will start accepting applications on January 1, 2015. Most colleges use the same application for their own student aid packages in addition to … Read the rest