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Education: High School

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After School Solutions

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 When school lets out, nearly 14 million middle and high school students are on their own, according to the Young Adult Library Services Association. With several unsupervised hours at a tween’s or teen’s disposal, it’s easy to see why juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs or alcohol is at its highest between 3 and 6… Read more »

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A Bright Tomorrow With Cincinnati Public Schools

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Parents often ask their kids what they want to be when they grow up, but Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) takes that question very seriously. A new initiative called My Tomorrow tackles the task of preparing high schoolers for what happens after they graduate. With a mix of rigorous academics, technology support, and strong relationships with adult… Read more »

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Secrets of Top Students

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The contribution of parents is crucial to a top performing kid: set high standards and hold your kids to them. Encourage, but let them do their own work. Impress upon them the responsibility … and watch them deliver.

Enrichment is Everything!

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From music to martial arts, education beyond the classroom keeps young minds engaged. Educators and parents are in agreement: It’s not good for children to be glued to the TV every afternoon. They take on a glazed-over and dazed appearance when staring at the tube too long. Eventually, inertia sets in, and kids become whiny… Read more »

28 Steps to College Prep

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Preparing for college is puzzling at best. These points can help your teen plan for a successful experience. Two years ago, my husband and I sent our daughter off to college. The experience was one of mixed emotions, part tearful yet we were somewhat encouraged that at least one chapter of her teen years was… Read more »