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Are America’s Students ‘Racing to Nowhere’ or ‘Waiting For Superman?’

December 29, 2010 2 comments

This year’s ACT college readiness test results revealed that many graduating high school students are unprepared for college. In fact, as pressure on schools increases to improve their graduation rates, more and more are passing students who don’t even meet graduation requirements. The documentary Waiting for Superman investigates how schools are failing to intellectually stimulate, challenge, and adequately prepare students for the real world. Meanwhile, the documentary Race to Nowhere tells a different story in which students grapple with curricula so vigorous, schedules so tightly packed, and pressure from parents so intense that their creativity, physical and mental health, and, in some cases, their very lives, are at stake. Should parents and faculty be pushing students harder or easing up? Read more…

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7 Habits That Will Help You Through High School

September 5, 2010 Leave a comment



Education.com, a comprehensive resource for parents students including academic articles, activities, games, and advice, published an article about Sean Covey’s book 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens. The book helps modern teens navigate their way through the challenges of adolescence and high school and develop a roadmap to success. When I read this book as a teenager, I found that these habits proved invaluable to me, empowering me to make the most out of my high school education, organize my life, optimize my relationships, and smoothly transition to adulthood with confidence and sanity.