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Thank a Tutor: National Tutor Appreciation Week

About a decade ago, the National Tutoring Association launched National Tutoring Week, a week of appreciation for tutors that is celebrated at tutoring centers, colleges, and universities across the country. Tutors work year-long to help students…
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Screens and Teens: How Social Media Affects Learning

As the world becomes more connected through social media, teenagers are more distracted than ever. They have instant access to the thoughts and feelings of friends and strangers and often this is more intriguing than any other subject at hand.…
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Using Technology to Boost Study Skills

According to a recent national study, students between the ages of 8 and 18 now spend more than twice as much time with high-tech screens than they do in the classroom. Although much of this time is spent on thoroughly non-academic pursuits…
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Little Known Facts about Our National Anthem

It’s time to celebrate the 239th birthday of our nation. As we all know, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was created by our founding fathers. While there are many things we honor at this time of year, we wanted to share some…
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Memorial Day Isn't Just a Long Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Each year, tens of thousands of people head for the beaches and theme parks to mark the beginning of a season of fun. But Memorial Day is about much more than a fun holiday weekend. Memorial…
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President's Day Fun Facts

February was a popular month among our past presidents – both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were born in February, and President’s Day falls on the third Monday of the month. But who exactly does President’s Day celebrate? It…
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Valentine’s Day – By the Numbers

It’s that time of year again, love is in the air, romance is blossoming, and wallets are opening everywhere. For better or worse, it wouldn't be Valentine’s Day without billions of dollars being spent on flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears,…
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Brains and Brawn: Education in the NFL

In honor of American’s unofficial holiday, the Super Bowl, we thought it would be interesting to explore a few NFL stars that have placed education on an equal footing with their athletic prowess. The list below is a small sampling of current…
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The Benefits of Low-Tech Parenting

Surprisingly, Steve Jobs -- a man pretty much universally considered to be a modern tech genius -- was a low-tech parent. According to a recent New York Times article (see the original piece here), the Jobs children had strict limits on their…