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Is Homeschooling a Better Option Than Public School?

I’ve been a public school educator for more than a decade. I attended public school for my whole education when I was younger. I want to think that I am pretty knowledgeable about both the good and the bad of …

Do Schools Prefer the ACT or SAT?

Back in the day, when I worked with many high school students interested in going on to college, I would often get asked whether colleges and universities were more likely to prefer the ACT or SAT standardized exam. The students …

Benefits of Early Childhood Education

In Illinois, a child can begin kindergarten at the age of five as long as they have turned five years old by September first of that school year. Some parents wait until the child is six years old and better …

Want to Improve Communication Skills in Children? Have Them Read Aloud Early and Often

As an educator that has worked with thousands of young children, I know there is always a handful of them every year that have such severe communication issues that it can be challenging to get a complete sentence out of …

The Benefits of Sending Your Children to a Charter School

Most parents send their children to public schools as it is an inexpensive way to educate students. Funded by the government through taxpayer money, public schools are either entirely free for families or they may have a small fee attached.  …

Why School Districts and Students Need to Be Concerned About Data Privacy

Student data privacy should be a concern for all school districts and students, as personal information can be gathered by companies and individuals that don’t always have your best interest in mind. Technology has changed the education landscape for the …