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5 News Sources for Students

Fresh off the press! Being aware of current events is just as critical for kids as it is for adults. In fact, Common Sense Media found in 2019 that young people actually enjoy following the news, as 78% of teens …
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The Ultimate Guide to Note-taking Tips

Note-taking is a major tool for solidifying material in a student’s brain. Unfortunately, it’s also an area where many students struggle! This is especially true for students who may struggle to stay organized outside of the classroom, too. Let’s begin …
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The Top Five Reasons Parents Choose A Grade Ahead

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After-school tutoring services are not all the same – you want the best for your child, and you’re faced with many choices when selecting the right academic enrichment program for them. Some are traditional tutoring programs designed to help kids …
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Should I Reward My Child’s Academic Success?

Without a doubt, inspiring kids is critical for their academic success. If children feel their achievements go unnoticed, they are less likely to excel in the future. On the other hand, if children are only rewarded when they achieve high …
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Common Core Standards and A Grade Ahead Curriculum

One of the questions we hear often from parents participating in A Grade Ahead’s Academy or Enrichment at Home programs is this: “Do the topics match what my students are learning in school?” It’s a great question! There are a …
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India Festival

What do you get when you combine delicious food, gorgeous fashion, bright colors, lively music, and high energy? A feast for the senses. India Festival provides central Ohio with a taste of the rich and vibrant culture of India. The …
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8 Places to Find Scholarships for College

According to USNews.com, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 school year was $38,185 at private colleges, $10,338 for in-state students at public colleges, and $22,698 for out-of-state students at state schools. How can families and students …
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What’s Happening at A Grade Ahead?

A Grade Ahead Classes and Curriculum

Exciting things are happening with A Grade Ahead’s classes and curriculum! Here are a few of the many things we are working on now. The Blog Returns! A Grade Ahead is relaunching our blog. Please stay tuned for posts on …
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2022 Creative Writing Contest: Winners

In the summer of 2022, A Grade Ahead of Central Ohio and A Grade Ahead Enrichment at Home hosted a small Creative Writing Contest. This limited-time contest yielded great results, with 10 amazing young writers emerging as the winners in …
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Visual and Verbal Communication

How Standardized Lessons Improve Enrichment Classes

Visual and Verbal Communication with Students How the teacher and their students communicate is important in order to ensure the quality of learning.  Whether the exchange is visual or verbal, both are effective ways of not only teaching the material, …
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