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(NAPSI)—Ideally, all students would have access to one-on-one tutoring when they need it. In most cases, this ideal is neither feasible nor affordable, but advanced technology can give students a one-on-one experience through software- and Web-based learning tools.
Online tutorials can make math easier and more fun. (NAPS)
Once again, the seasons are changing, and the signs are easy to notice: SATs are being taken, essays are being furiously written and rewritten, and colleges are gearing up for an onslaught of applications. There’s no denying it; winter is on its way, and with it, the annual reminder that our students will eventually end up in the same place: senior year, wondering what awaits them in the “real world.” If you’re hoping to find a school that will help your children gain the knowledge, maturity, and experience necessary for reaching their goals, then you should schedule a tour at Accelerated Learning Laboratory.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
In Ms. McConkie’s first-grade class at Dunbar Elementary School, Ashley Vaca has struggled pronouncing her words when reading. But twice a week, she now leaves the room with a volunteer for a private reading session.
Every year, the Washington Post ranks the nation’s most challenging schools. While Tucsonans might not be surprised to hear that a local school has consistently ranked in the top 25 in the nation, they may be surprised when they hear that this top ranked school is Accelerated Learning Laboratory, a small charter school nestled away on the northwest side of town.
(StatePoint) La participación en programas extraescolares después de clases entre los niños hispanos aumentó de 15 por ciento en 2004 a 29 por ciento en 2014, según una encuesta de hogares encargada por la Afterschool Alliance. La edición de 2014 de “America After 3PM” determina que la demanda insatisfecha de actividades extraescolares es aún mayor: 57 por ciento de los estudiantes hispanos -- 5.5 millones de niños y jóvenes -- que no están inscritos en programas se inscribirían si hubiera disponible un programa, dicen sus padres.
(NAPSI)—Many teachers say it’s not uncommon to find they have students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia in their classrooms. Fortunately, if they have not received tools or training in how to teach those students, teachers do have an ally they can rely on.
(NewsUSA) - Impeccably green mountains overlook a picturesque New England landscape as families gaze upon capped and gowned graduates sitting along mahogany benches. One cannot help but think of this scene as suited only for institutions of the academic elite.
(BPT) - The holidays are typically everyone’s favorite time of the year. They’re filled with family, festivities, good cheer and good food. But for anyone juggling parental duties, work and online learning, relaxing and enjoying the holidays can be a challenge.
Whether it's the busy mother who spends her weekend volunteering at a local women's shelter or the young girl raising money for hungry children thousands of miles away with her lemonade stand - women that do good deeds are everywhere.
(BPT) - With school back in session, you might hear your kids talking about the activities they get to do in class, on field trips or in after-school activities. To make all these extra adventures successful learning opportunities for your kids, they require financing and manpower. So what can you do to keep the extracurricular programs going strong?
(StatePoint) If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as a “virtual volunteer.”
As August comes to an end, Accelerated Learning Laboratory, a small charter school tucked away in the hilly northwest side of Tucson, is moving into its second month of school.
(StatePoint) It happened again this year: The kids are back in the classroom before you’ve had the chance to blink. Thankfully, new developments in education are making it easier than ever for students to hit the ground running.
(StatePoint) Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the recession.
(StatePoint) Desafortunadamente, el ritmo de aprendizaje del aula no se puede adaptar a las necesidades individuales de cada estudiante, especialmente en estos tiempos, cuando el tamaño de los grupos está creciendo y se ve limitada la financiación para programas de enriquecimiento especial; de hecho, por lo menos 35 estados proporcionaron menos financiación por estudiante para el año escolar 2013-14 que la que dieron antes de la recesión de 2007.
The Princeton Review has named the University of Arizona one of the best higher education institutions in the nation for undergraduate education.
Continuing to learn new things offers many benefits, including cultural enrichment, engagement with others, and even better brain health and sharper thinking. Research has shown that this is true for people of all ages—especially when combined with a social aspect, like taking a class with other interested students.
The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library has a number of ways to get help with computing, reading and homework. Here is their fall schedule of programs and what you might want to know to participate.
(BPT) - As students young and old head back to school, attention turns to getting good grades. Smart parents know that positive study habits boost success in the classroom, but finding ways to encourage kids academically can be difficult. A growing body of evidence proves peer learning and study groups are main drivers for academic success.
Hannah Ford will be in 7th grade this fall at Coronado K-8 School. Hannah is an all-around good citizen, dedicated student and talented athlete.
Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs - particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the recession.
(NAPSI)—While summer can be a great time for family fun, it can also pose a challenge to many students. That’s because students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than they do at the beginning. This is commonly known as the “summer slide.”