1. Preparing Your Child for the First Field Trip

    Mother With Daughter at School Bus StopYour child’s first field trip is an exciting event, both for you and your little one. However, it can also be frightening for your child especially if he or she isn’t used to going to places without a parent. To ease your child’s anxiety and ensure that he or she has good memories, prepare for the trip by using these simple tips:

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  2. SAT / ACT Testing

    Students Taking Standardized TestCollege Admission Tests
    The ACT and SAT tests are two separately administered college admissions tests required by the vast majority of US four-year colleges and universities. Of the two, the SAT is the most widely required, taken and utilized by admissions committees to determine an applicant’s eligibility for admission. Some schools allow either test to be submitted for consideration and students applying to these institutions are advised to take both tests and submit the better grade to their colleges of choice.

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  3. Homeschooling Your Child – A Guide to Getting Started

    Child Being Homeschooled by FatherMost parents consider homeschooling their children at some point. When parents decide to follow through with homeschooling, however, they may not know how to begin. Below are some parenting tips on homeschooling your child.

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  4. Standardized Testing In Elementary Schools

    Schoolboy Taking Standardized TestStandardized testing in elementary schools appears to be uniformly unpopular among all involved — students, parents, teachers and administrators — than any other single issue in public education today. At the same time the number of standardized tests are administered to younger and younger children, there is growing evidence that test scores are inappropriately used in designing curriculum, fail to measure what their creators claim or simply steal valuable and irreplaceable classroom instruction time. Often referred to as achievement tests, standardized testing has been shown to correlate more closely with the amount of sleep a child obtains the night before than his ability to perform well in school according to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.

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  5. Pack Your Kids a Waste-Free Lunch

    Young Girl Packing Waste-Free LunchPart of living a green lifestyle is reducing the amount of waste you and your family produce on a daily basis. While monitoring your waste and recycling habits at home may be second nature, you may not have considered that your child’s school lunches could be producing as much as 67 pounds of trash every school year. Fortunately, there are some ways you can manage excessive trash by packing -a waste free lunch. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, packing a waste free lunch for your child can save you as much as $250 every school year.

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