The Educational Value of an Election Year

On Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama went head to head in the second of three debates. We watched the debates avidly, hoping for further discussion of the two candidates' education policy plans -- and we were more than a little disappointed. Education policy has gotten little play in this year's election season. The only traction that … [Read more...]

National Bullying Prevention Month

As a parent, there are few things more difficult than watching your child attempt to cope with bullies – seeing him return home from school dejected and depressed, watching his grades drop as his interest in school flags, and witnessing his self-esteem plummet because of the well-chosen words of a bully. In 2010, about 2.7 million children suffered at the hands of bullies. Some of these children … [Read more...]

C2 Education’s September Senior Checklist

    High school seniors beware: College application season is here! Students who hope to gain admission at some of the nation’s top schools face an uphill battle – for the past several years, college admissions has grown increasingly competitive. Seeking any edge, many high school students have begun taking advantage of early action or early decision programs available at many … [Read more...]

Back to School: Your Family’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the first ever State Dinner for children. Okay, technically it was a state LUNCH, but the premise remains the same. 54 very lucky children between the ages of 8 and 12 got to travel to the White House, eat a four-course meal in the glittering East Room, and meet the President. The luncheon was a reward for the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, … [Read more...]

What We Can Learn from Taylor Swift’s Family

Taylor Swift was recently listed as Forbes Magazine’s “Highest Paid Celeb Under 30”. At 22 years old, this singer/songwriter has legions of fans, a perfume line, and a skyrocketing singing career. Surely her family planned for fame and fortune all along, right? Other popular young singers had mothers who dreamed of their children’s future fame, posting YouTube videos and haranguing talent agents. … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Successful Grand Opening in Hacienda Heights

On Saturday, July 21, C2 Education hosted a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new location in Hacienda Heights/Walnut, California. The festivities included a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the Mayor of Walnut, Ms. Mary Su, the CEO of the local Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Steven Ly, and a member of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Board of Education, Mr. Jay F. … [Read more...]

School’s Out for Summer…What Now?

High school students with their eyes on college admissions often wonder what they should do during the long summer break. Of course there are ample opportunities for summer pre-college programs, research opportunities, and formal internships (for more on these opportunities, check out these posts about summer programs in politics, law, math, science, education, and journalism), but many students … [Read more...]

Cross-Curricular Missteps

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This homework worksheet was assigned to 3rd graders in Georgia. Imagine this: Your third grade child heads back to school after winter break and comes home with a math worksheet. You, being the awesome parent that you are, help your child with his homework. You are shocked to read the following questions: If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one … [Read more...]

The Value of “Thank You”

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In the age of email, Twitter, and texting, the old-fashioned letter is an endangered species. So, as the U.S. Postal Service fights for its continued existence, let’s take some time to participate in National Letter Writing Week, which lasts from January 8 to January 15. National Letter Writing Week just so happens to follow the holiday season, perhaps attempting to remind errant gift recipients … [Read more...]