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9 Important Questions to ask at Parent Teacher Conferences

You’ve put on your best outfit, fixed your hair, stared into the mirror, booked a sitter, kissed your kid, and you’re out the door for the night. Ooh–for a date? A movie? Dinner with a friend? Nope. A parent teacher conference. While these conferences are known for causing a whole host of emotions–excitement, anxiety, irritation–they’re …

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6 Money-Saving Tips for Back to School Shopping

Remember the good ol’ days when all you needed for school was a pencil or pen, some paper and a scientific calculator? What happened to that? Nowadays, it seems that school supply lists just keep getting longer and longer! If your child is in high school you’ve probably had to shell out $100 for one …

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Mental Math Tricks: Save Time, Ditch Your Calculator!

Quick!  What’s 14682 times 5?  Or 77 times 14? Can you square 75 in three seconds flat? No, put away the calculator. Believe it or not, there are quick and easy ways to do these problems in your head, saving time, paper, and calculator batteries.  That’s right.  I’m about to unlock the secrets to mental …

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Top 8 Math iPhone Apps (Free!)

Let’s face it–children struggle with math. Why? Well, for most kids, math class is a one-way ticket to snoozeville. I mean, why waste time doing math problems when you could be facebooking, or tweeting, or instagramming? So how can you get your child interested in math? There’s an app for that. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Actually, …

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What is Common Core? Is it good or bad for my child?

After reading that title you’re probably itchin’ to get in the kitchen and fix yourself a big ol’ slice of apple pie! Get it? Common Core? Hah! Anyway, after you’ve gotten your fruit fix, take a seat, stay a while, because I’m going to tell you all about Common Core. That’s right! You’ve probably heard …

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Top 7 Strategies to Help You and Your Child Deal with Grade School Bullying

Bullies. Whether it was being shoved in your locker in the halls or getting a swirly in the bathroom during lunch, we’ve all had to deal with bullies at some point in our lives. Okay, maybe those types of shenanigans only happen in movies, but bullies are real and bullying is a serious problem for …

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Daphne Brogdon – Not Making Scents

When Daphne Brogdon entered high school, she never imagined that her every move—even the most inconsequential ones–could suddenly be construed as a political statement. Especially in her math class. Her math teacher constantly wore t-shirts with crystal-clear beliefs plastered across the chest, and was never afraid to say exactly what she thought—even about the littlest things.  …

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7 Top SAT Books You’re Probably Missing Out On

Disclaimer: This article is for the 2005 SAT. Click here to learn about the new, 2016 SAT. Hey you!  Yes, you!  Yes, the ridiculously attractive person reading this.  Your clothing-article-of-choice really highlights your eyes.  And I’m almost positive that you’re looking for some information on the top SAT books. How many of you wake up every …

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