When my kids were little, I didn’t know a lot about how they learned to read. Their teachers sent home notes saying it was important to read to them and for them to read out loud. Trying to be the perfect parent that I wanted to be, I read to them and they read to me.
Recently, I read an interview with Edward Carroll from The Princeton Review about the SAT and the ACT. Among other things, he dispelled the myth that one version of the SAT is harder than the others. Or he tried to. I bet this fall, high school students will still be saying to each other “Take the SAT
President Obama will be speaking to the nation’s schoolchildren today at noon. For those of you who won’t be near a television, you can read his remarks here.
Labor Day has come and gone. Many students have been back in school for weeks. But the traditional end of summer is a good time to answer some questions parents, teachers, and students may have as they look ahead to a new school year. * For the child asking “Why do I have to do this stuff?”
For many students and their parents, getting that college acceptance letter feels like the final payoff for their hard work. High schools also claim bragging rights for the numbers of graduates they send off to college, and rightfully so. But getting into college is just step one. Getting out with a degree is another matter,