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A Game Plan to Prepare Yourself and Your Child to Head Off to College

Over the next six months, some of your kids will be on a path from childhood to adulthood. They’ll be graduating from high school and entering either college or a career. It is often difficult for both the student and the parent. Here are some “travel metaphors” to guide your conversations and some new helpful…

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Five Action Steps to Prevent Teens from Becoming Violent

By now, we’ve all heard about and grieved over the school shooting last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took 17 lives. It was horrific. Once again, the pattern was similar to many past school shootings: The perpetrator was a young male. The gun was an AR-15 rifle. His parents were unable to…

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How Is Digital Text Affecting Student Comprehension?

Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders.  A recent article from the National Education Association explored the question of whether or not digital reading is equal to reading in print. Their findings were quite telling. “While digital reading ‘is part and parcel of living and learning in…

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Are Free College Classes Good News or Bad News?

Have you heard the news? A growing number of communities across the U.S. are now offering free college tuition to students. In reaction to rising higher education costs, as well as education budget cuts, 200 campus locations are providing some form of tuition-free community college education, hoping that the return on investment will boost their…

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Five Strategies to Prevent Gen Z from Being a Distracted Generation

Ah, we’re entering Oscar season again, where filmmakers and performers are awarded by the Academy for their work. It reminds me of what happened last year. Do you remember the fiasco that happened a year ago? It was at the 2017 Oscar Awards that one of the biggest mistakes in its history was made. The…

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