Month: August 2017

How to Transfer an IEP to another School

A parent of a child with a disability has worked with their school to assemble an Individual Education Program (IEP). When the services are decided upon, you have a plan for reaching the child’s goals, and then you learn that you need to transfer your child to another school.  IEP Transfer: Rights & Expectations The […]






My Child had the Worst Day of School Ever! How Can I Help? Ask Emily

I’m not a parent, but I feel confident in saying that no parent ever wants his or her child to have a bad day at school. That being said, bad days do happen – to everyone – from time to time. So how can you help your child through the worst day of school ever? […]






Tips for Parents: Start the School Year Off Right

It’s back to school time, parents! Starting a new school year can be stressful. The lazy days of summer are over and now kids have to go back to daily learning and homework! However, if students and parents prepare ahead of time then it won’t have to be quite as hectic for anyone. Here are […]






Could Free ACT and SAT Exams Benefit Low-Income Students?

College enrollment among lower income students has been an issue for years. High schools want their students to move on to college, but among lower income students, that has not been a reality. New research suggests that if states pay for the cost of college entrance exams (ACT and SAT), college enrollment among lower income […]






3 Important Writing Skills to Improve Right Now

With anything someone decides to learn, there are easy concepts, and there are concepts that take more time, effort, and practice to master. English has many skills that cannot be taught within a few months of English lessons, especially when it comes to writing. That’s why you need to know about these important writing skills […]






7 Reasons Students Should Write Every Day

It seems that teachers are always talking about the importance of writing every day, but as with many things, when kids are hit with something they are not particularly fond of, the response to such recommendations might be something along the lines of, “But why?” Well wonder no more! Be prepared for the next time […]






Helping Students Transition to Middle School

Preparing for middle school is an important step to a lifetime of learning.  While elementary school puts more focus on the student, and high school focuses on the skills, middle school is when a student will decide the importance of education. Middle-school will teach students not only the facts, but also how those facts and […]