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Strategies to Get Kids to Do Homework During a Pandemic

Let’s face it – we’re living in unprecedented times. With many school districts across the country extending spring breaks or teaching online for the foreseeable future, many parents and educators are finding themselves in a whole new world of schooling. …
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Educational Enrichment Camps: Are They Worth It?

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If you made it to our website, you may have noticed that A Grade Ahead offers Educational Enrichment Camps (or maybe you didn’t notice but are now very intrigued)! We offer various educational summer camps because of the clear benefits …
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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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Ways to Help Your Child Build a Strong Vocabulary

At A Grade Ahead, it’s no secret that we love language (I mean… We designed special curriculum to study English concepts from Pre-K all the way through high school!) It’s also no secret that having a strong vocabulary will help …
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9 Magazines that Publish Writing by Kids

So, your child’s a writer. Yay! Having a child who loves writing is a great thing. Writing involves creativity, imagination, and the ability to form cohesive ideas together in a complete way. Children can bring these skills into any part …
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8 Places to Find Scholarships for College

According to USNews.com, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for in-state students at public colleges, and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools. How can families and students …
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Context Clue Practice for Middle School

Especially in middle school, reading comprehension exercises are a common concern for students and parents alike. Often, the problems that students have with reading comprehension can be traced back to their skills in finding context clues. Understanding how to find …
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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 subjects match what my students learn in school?” It’s a great question! There are a lot …
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