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What Teens Aren’t Learning, What Parents Can Do

by Jane Wangersky March 4th, 2024| School, Teens

In 2012, a Gallup Poll found that "for too many American students, high school is a time of disengagement that fails to put them on a path to college and career success." In numerical terms, while nearly 80% of elementary students


Parent-Teacher Conferences: Work as a Team

by YPI Editors November 20th, 2023| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens

It's the day of parent-teacher conferences. You arrive a few minutes early and are waiting in the hallway for your turn. You enter the room calm and ready to chat. (If you didn't do both of these things, be sure to

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Teen’s Perspective on Back to School Behavior

by Sam P. September 11th, 2023| School, Teens
School is here, but no one wants to go.  It seems to be this way every year.  Of course, I am eager to go back; I start my senior year, but I am also dreading it.  The thought of being a senior is exhilarating, but also terrifying.  I feel
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Teen’s Perspective on Starting the New Year Right

by Sam P. January 9th, 2023| School, Teens
Now everyone has their own New Year's resolutions, but a great one is to focus on your studies.  Set a reasonable goal, like doing better in your classes than you did last semester, even if your first semester hasn't ended.  Don't make it anything ridiculous; if you got three C's
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Teen’s Perspective on Summer Work

by Sam P. June 28th, 2021| School, Teens

My personal opinion on summer work is that we shouldn't have it, but alas, we do.  I think that it is unfair for teachers to give us work to do over the summer while they don't do anything, but we do, so there isn't


Parent-Teacher Conferences: Basic Guidelines

by YPI Editors November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
As November begins, many students are finishing the first quarter of the school year. With this demarcation usually comes parent-teacher conferences. As a parent and a former teacher, I have to admit that these conferences can be stressful for both sides of the table. Parents may enter unsure of what
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Home Learning for Teens: Are You Both Ready?

by Jane Wangersky January 17th, 2017| School, Teens
We parents tend to think of home learning as something for elementary aged kids -- once they become teens, we figure, they’ll need, and probably want, the experience of full-time high school.

Yet there are reasons a homeschooled elementary student might want to go on with it into high school,

Preparing for College

by Sam P. August 5th, 2016| School, Teens
Preparing to go back to school when you're going to college is far different that high school.  I learned that rather quickly this summer.  Of course you have to pack up and move everything, and you have to say good bye to your friends and make new ones, but there

3 Summer School-Free Ways Teens Can Learn in Summer

by Jane Wangersky July 1st, 2016| School, Teens
The Summer Slide, which sounds like it should be something fun, is actually a worrying phenomenon -- as the U.S. Department of Education says, “Without learning opportunities, students – especially those from low-income families – fall behind in math and reading skills over the summer months.” Of course, that’s especially
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The End is Near

by Sam P. May 13th, 2016| School, Teens
Yes, you read that right.  The end is near, the end of school that is.  For my fellow AP seniors, we are essentially already done.  AP testing has finished for me, a few of you may have one or two left, but essentially school is over for AP courses. For
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Scholarship Opportunities for Mexican Candidates

by Editorial Team March 31st, 2016| School, Teens
If you’re interested in studying abroad, you already know that international tuition fees can be huge. Add to that living expenses and work restrictions on a student visa, and you may be questioning your decision to leave Mexico for your MBA. It’s always worth the struggle to pursue your goals,
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Teen’s Perspective on College Application Safety

by Sam P. October 30th, 2015| School, Teens
It is that time of year.  We, seniors, are applying to college, if we have not already, and it is quite nerve wracking.  College applications (both undergrad and graduate) are a stressful thing, so it is always good to be prepared for what lies ahead.  From how many schools