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Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
What to Look for When Choosing a Preschool

Not all preschools are created equal and you'll likely want to do considerable research before settling on a handful of schools to send in an application.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Prepare for a College Transfer

Making a transfer from one college to another may seem like an intimidating task. Whether you are graduating from a two-year college and moving on to the next level of study or you've simply decided to change to another school, the procedure will require some planning and organization. ...

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to Know When Your Child is Ready for Preschool

Rather than looking to age to decide when your toddler should start school, it is perhaps more of value to determine if he or she is physically, socially and emotionally ready to go to school. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before sending your little one off to preschool.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Origins of National Bike to School Day in the U.S.

National Bike to School Day is a day set aside once a year in the United States where everyone is encouraged to ride their bikes back and forth to school. It promotes healthy living, community bonding and highlights safe journeys for kids as they commute to school every day.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
5 Ways Schools Sometimes Fail Special Needs Children

For the most part, most schools do succeed in their mission, but unfortunately there are times where a school fails to provide an appropriate education for a special needs child. It may be the school does not provide the right necessities for special needs children to succeed in the school setting.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Should Students Take a Gap Year After High School?

A good number of students do indeed choose to go straight to college right after high school, but what about the percentage who feels they are not ready? Should they take a year off after high school first? 

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
9 Great Reasons to Attend Community College

What is it about community college that is becoming so attractive and why might these two year institutions be the best choice? Essentially it comes down to what an individual's personal goals and objectives are. There are many great reasons to go to community college.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Why Diploma Mills Do Everyone a Disservice

While there are many excellent benefits to distance learning, unfortunately some schools have emerged on the web for the sole purpose of handing out degrees in exchange for money with no or little academic work required. These are referred to as "diploma mills."

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Education Trends: Why Adults are Returning to College

Most universities have recognized this movement and have developed ways to accommodate adult students, providing a means to pursue a college degree. With so many colleges offering a myriad of learning opportunities, student populations are more diverse in age than ever before. There are many reasons why adults are returning to school.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Ways Single Parents Can Benefit from Going Back to School

Today's job market is pretty competitive and many single parents opt to return to school in order to add degree or other credentials to their resumes to increase employment marketability.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Preparing for Your Child's IEP Meeting

While the school has a responsibility to give your child the most appropriate and mainstreamed education possible, you also play an important role in your child's educational plan. You are your child's strongest advocate and know what is best for your child. Your involvement and input will have a large impact on the direction the meeting goes.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
College Education Options for the Nontraditional Student

Today's nontraditional student has more options than ever before to pursue that long-awaited dream of earning a college degree. Universities are continually expanding their programs in order to be able to fit the changing needs of all students in an evolving and dynamic society.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Benefits to Starting a 4-Year Degree at a 2-Year College

Students have many choices when they make the decision to pursue college. As one option, many students choose to begin their education at a two-year college rather than heading straight off to the dorms at the four-year universities. There are many benefits to taking this route.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to Help Students With Organizational Difficulties

Many students have struggles with organization during their school years. This may be especially true as a child reaches the middle and high school grades. It is during these years children receive more information and assignments for multiple classes simultaneously. As a result, organization can become a problem.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Be An Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

A parent instinctively knows what is best for his or her child. Parents who are directly involved with their child's education will know they are getting the right structure and best education to fit their son or daughter's individual needs.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to be a Good Parent Advocate for a Child With TBI

Dealing with special education laws can be both daunting and confusing. In order to effectively advocate for a child with TBI, or any other learning disability, it helps to understand both federal and state laws, any special education jargon and acronyms, and how to participate in the inevitable individualized education program (IEP) meeting.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Community Colleges Can Open Up All Kinds of Possibilities

Beginning your education or starting your career at a community college opens up all sorts of possibilities. What are some of the benefits associated with attending community college as the first step in higher education?

Pets & Animals
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Should Schools Ban Animal Dissections?

With the possibilities modern technology offers, why are animals, such as frogs, pigs and cats -- to name a few -- still being raised, caught or sold, only to be killed for the purpose of dissection? Should schools ban animal dissections?

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
What to Do When You Arrive on Campus

Moving onto campus for the first time may feel overwhelming and perhaps even a little intimidating. Going off to college is big change and you'll likely need time to adapt as you get used to your new environment.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
Navigating the Special Education Process as Your Child's Parent Advocate

Parent advocates are an important part of every child's education. A child who has special needs is going to need someone to organize and pull together their education plan to ensure they get the best structured education that will meet their individual learning needs.

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