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Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is “should I take the ACT”? I always tell juniors that they should try both the SAT and the ACT.  Even if you do not take an official test, you should at least take a practice test of each to get an idea of the...

The Need for Extra-Curricular Activities

In school, teachers and parents put a lot of stress on academic success, and with good reason. Understanding school subjects is a sure way to raise your base of knowledge and do well in school and beyond. However, grades are not the only important thing to consider...

Technology in the Classroom

A lot has changed in the classroom over the many years the United States has offered public education. Perhaps no change is as obvious as that occurring in technology. Typing on a computer has replaced the emphasis on writing by hand. The Internet has added a new...

News Is a Window on the Teaching World

What do you know about Egypt? And we’re not talking about the stereotypes. Everybody is a familiar with the pyramids and sphinx. Most people remember the ‘80s song “Walk Like An Egyptian.” But ask someone to tell you what Egypt is really like and you’re liable to get...

More Cuts Could Be Coming–This Time from the Feds

The perpetual budget crisis in our nation’s schools continues. This time the focus isn’t on local funding cuts but federal ones. Early on February 19, the House of Representatives voted to cut more than $5 billion out of the U.S. Department of Education’s current-year...