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Student Success: Diya’s Big Win

Here at A Grade Ahead, we always love seeing our students succeed – whether it’s getting a question right in our small class sizes, doing well on our monthly quizzes, or taking A Grade Ahead knowledge into the real world. …
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Are Study Halls Effective?

  If you’ve seen any movie involving teenagers, you’ve probably seen some pretty shocking portrayals of the humble study hall. It raises the question of whether today’s study halls are as chaotic as the ones on TV or if they …
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What’s the Importance of Word Problems?

“If Johnny has eight apples, and he gives three of them away to Sally, how many apples does he have left?” Word problems have long been met with dread by math students from all walks of life. Normally, when people …
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8 Educational Board Games for Middle Schoolers

(Updated for 2019!) Many modern board games are designed as educational tools, and instead of a lucky die roll, these board games require strategy, critical thinking, and even some teamwork or alliances, which will keep you and your middle school …
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25 Free Online Logic Puzzles for Kids

If someone asked me, “What is one topic every student needs to work on?” the answer would be logic. Logic is needed for all reasoning skills, from critical thinking to educated guessing. You may be wondering how to help your …
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A Grade Ahead’s Employee Spotlight: Alaya London

For this installment of the A Grade Ahead’s Employee Spotlight Series, we’d like to introduce you to Alaya London. Alaya is an English Teacher at the Rocky Hill and Manchester, Connecticut A Grade Ahead locations.  She just started her 4th …
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8 Habits for Kids to Build for Success in School

A new school year brings a fresh start… and a fresh set of teachers, students, assignments, stresses, responsibilities, and maybe even schools. At A Grade Ahead, we know the beginning of the school year can be chaotic, exciting, and a …
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A Grade Ahead Employee Spotlight: Teresa Jordan

This new installment of the A Grade Ahead’s Employee Spotlight Series is an introduction to our very own Central Ohio Academy Manager, Teresa Jordan. Teresa oversees all four of our central Ohio academies: Dublin, Gahanna, Polaris, and Powell. She has …
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How to Prepare Your Child for a New School

Believe it or not, the movies about the new kid at school eating lunch alone in the bathroom stall are not total exaggerations. I attended a high school outside of my district, so I didn’t know a single other person. …
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