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What is the Right School for Your Teen?

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Over the past several years, options for K-12 education have increased at a rapid pace. If a particular school is not quite a fit for an individual student, they are no longer stuck; they have choices. Public, charter, magnet, and various independent school options are available. It’s important for parents and students to feel empowered to pick a school that fits their needs and expectations. Though all of the options are helpful, it can also be overwhelming. Here are some questions to ask when evaluating schools with your teen: 

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Is The Small School Environment a Better Way?

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With all the pressure on schools today to meet various performance standards, the needs of individual students can get lost.  As a result, some students are unsuccessful, either dropping out of school, struggling with mental health issues or just not being challenged enough to meet their full potential. This happens not because these students aren't capable, but because it's becoming harder and harder for even the most dedicated teachers to provide each student the support they need to succeed.

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Earning and Learning: Financial Literacy for Teens

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Summer jobs give teens the opportunity to earn money. But with money comes the need for financial literacy. If your teen has a summer job or is considering getting one, consider how to talk with them about what their paychecks will mean, beyond having money to burn. Here are three topics to include in your discussion:

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What Can Your Teen Gain From a Summer Job?

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Parents in today’s world recognize that summer jobs aren’t the universal and seasonal rites of passage they once were. There are many options for experience, learning, and adventure available to teens during the summer. Many students find the idea of a summer job a bit old fashioned. But, from the perspective of educators,  three months of employment, including unpaid internships, still holds value for today’s youth.  

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4 Things Parents Should “Unlearn” When it Comes to Education

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 In my more than 30 years teaching and leading high schools, I often see parents unknowingly sabotage their own child’s success. They’ve been bombarded with messages that tell them, “the more involved you are in your child’s education, the more they will learn.” It’s not that parent involvement isn’t crucial to success, but many of us are doing it wrong. 

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