K-12th Grade Education

K-12th education is anything to do with school in the K-12th grade range. It includes academic tips, success stories, and more. It does not include test prep, college information, or scholarship info.

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CSU Requirements: 8 Steps to Get Admitted to Your Dream School

Wondering about your student’s college admission chances and requirements of getting accepted into CSU? We’ll give you the CSU requirements run-down! Beware it is a bit confusing but we will do our best to break it up for you in 8 simple steps. Step No. 1: Know Your CSU Admission Chances All California State Universities …

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How to Learn Multiplication Tables in a Fun and Engaging Way!

Kids start learning multiplication tables in 3rd grade and need to master it quickly. Every other subsequent year in math and science rely on using multiplication skills without error or taking lots of time to think about it. Most kids who struggle often are those who are slower to compute these basic math facts. It …

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Top 17 Pre-Algebra Worksheets: Free and Printable!

Before we give you the top 17 pre-algebra worksheets we’ve found, let us first answer the main question: “what is pre-algebra?” If you want to be a smart-aleck, I guess that any form of arithmetic before algebra could be considered “pre-algebra.” But Khan Academy’s description is more apt: “Think of pre-algebra as a runway. You’re …

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Kindergarten Sight Words You Can Teach Your Kids at Home

Kindergarten sight words are the basic building blocks toward reading. As adults with years and years of experience reading, we no longer have to sound out words. Words do not even need to be spelled correctly and we can still read and understand! Take this famous example often shown in psychology classes: This is pretty …

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How to Write a Scholarship Essay in 10 Easy Steps

Amidst your busy life of after-school sports, school dances, sleepovers, and more…college is on the horizon. And it’s an expensive horizon. While there ARE 11+ billion dollars in merit based scholarships out there that will actually pay for your good grades and high test scores, why miss out on the opportunity to get a piece …

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13 Books for 5th Graders That are Worth Reading!

Reading to a kid–or reading as a kid–is such a special thing.  There’s something important in those books for 5th graders that stick with you, especially when you find those same reads on “classic” lists or on “bestseller” bookshelves years later. If you’re a parent reading your child’s books, you’ll find them ridiculously well-written. The …

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51 Helpful Math Websites for Teachers and Students

Your child’s success in school and on standardized tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and state exams (depending on which state you are in) all hinge in great part on his/her math skills! Unfortunately, many parents report having forgotten most of what they learned about math from school and/or a general fear and anxiety at …

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Cell Phones in School: 11 Reasons Why They Should Be Allowed

There’s no denying that technology is changing the face of education. Personal digital devices like laptops and tablets have unavoidably found their way from student’s homes to their classroom. Using phones in school is also allowed on some campuses. In fact, you can charge your phone, take pictures of homework assignments, or put on your …

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