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Winter Breaks: How You Can Use Them To Your Advantage

Winter breaks: The first days back can be a trying time. Trudging across campus or waiting for the doors to open in the morning while the temperatures are at their lowest. Getting in to a fresh groove only to have a week of school canceled due to winter storms. These are definitely not a few […]
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Could New Science Testing Be On The Way?

The American education system could be up for an abrupt overhaul of how it teaches and incorporates science testing into curriculum. While the proposed changes may be a very long way off, they are probable given the ongoing comparisons to the world-at-large and the agreed-upon need for the US to get ahead and stop trailing […]
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Critical Thinking Essentials: Identifying Problems Without A Guide

A recent discussion on Quora asked the question, “What must every educated person know?” If ever there was an interrogatory that could get the debate flowing, that’s it! And the resulting discussions certainly didn’t disappoint. While whole books could be written on the subject — and many have been — we’d like to focus on […]
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GED 2014 Primer: Understanding The Exam’s New Logic

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With the GED test changing “drastically” as of January 2, 2014, many students are feeling the pressure. The new exam is designed to operate as both a high school equivalency benchmark and as a springboard into furthering one’s education so that it will become easier to earn a livable wage. Instead of being broken in […]
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8 Best Literary Horror Books

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Here we are on Halloween night! If you’re still tuned in to Facebook or G+, then you’re probably seeing this as you come home from trick-or-treating. If so, great! That means you don’t have to let the rest of the night slip away without adding some terrific tales of terror to your required reading list. […]
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9 Great Teacher Qualities As Told By Students

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Great teacher qualities often depend on the age, the stature, and the profession of the person you’re asking. One thing on which most people agree, however, is this: the education system would be nothing without quality teachers and any deficit as far as that is concerned means that students will fall behind in a hurry. […]
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Massachusetts Education Scores! But US Still Has A Way To Go

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You can make fun of the accents all day long — though if you do, that makes you a jerk — but Massachusetts education has proven to be the smartest in the nation when you stack the United States up against other countries. According to a new report from the Associated Press, 19 percent of […]
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9 Frustrating Things About High School (According To Students)

The life of a high school student is filled with frustrations that can hinder the educational process and lead to many students dropping out in favor of their GED equivalency. Teachers are up against a set of politician-induced standards, and current modes of standardized testing require them to hit certain benchmarks or else. That can […]
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6 Good Study Habits For Working Smarter, Not Harder

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The difference between good test-takers and bad test-takers often boils down to the good study habits and prep time that go in to the days before the exam. While some will attest the best thing one can do is listen in class and do your best every day of school, you can incorporate smarter study […]
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Standardized Testing: A Useful Or Misused Tool?

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Standardized testing gets a lot of grief in the education community. (Some would say with good reason.) But is it really as bad as students and many teachers say? And should we consider abandoning a reliance on these assessments or continue to use them in an attempt to bring the system up to speed? For […]
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