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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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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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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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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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How to Motivate Your Students to Succeed

Introduction to Motivation So you want to know how to motivate your child to succeed? You want how to motivate your students to succeed and stick with positive behaviors? However, what is motivation to a child? Motivation is the willingness …
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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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