By Amanda Morin In a recent survey by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), nearly everyone asked had heard
Nevertheless, when an entrepreneur identifies an underserved or inefficiently utilized segment of a market, the question then becomes how can he break down the barriers of conventionality to recalibrate both the supply and demand side of the equation?
When you understand his mind, then quite naturally solutions will emerge. You don't really know the overarching problem yet. The grades are just the behavior that is sending a message. It is your job to decipher that message. That's using Parental Intelligence.
As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, it's compelling to consider why it is that the word "just" is so often attached to the word "volunteers."
They're angry that violence exists and that in this culture, it's acceptable to some degree. They understand that where you live can determine whether you have a better future than someone else."
The following tips will help parents minimize their involvement and allow teens to take the lead in maximizing their own educational experience.
When I meet a prospective tutor for the first time, I always ask myself, Would I want this person working with my son? If the answer is no, then he or she is not added to our roster. Trusting my mom gut is one of my greatest tools as a business owner.
At an age when they should be reading to learn, most economically-disadvantaged fourth graders are still learning to read.
You know the drill: Rural or Urban? Large or Small? Rah Rah or Nerdy? Come up with a dream college list and go on an eight-state bonding tour with your teen, who will rarely want to leave the car.
LISTEN: Whereas the U.S. Department of Education has an estimated 600,000 students across the country who are receiving free
This is not just a story of the resiliency of children and adults in distressed communities. It is a moment that demonstrates how important it is for educators -- and students and families -- to communicate and collaborate with each other to promote learning.
"Otherwise, the child will enter the next grade with weak skills," she warns. "In fact, the child may lack the basic skills
In the next two weeks over 1,000 children in Los Angeles will enroll in our after school program and pledge to become of part of the solution that keeps their communities from falling behind.
Ian Anderson knows there are high school students who can't grasp a difficult math or physics concept or who are stymied
School on Wheels is always in need of new volunteers. Read more volunteer stories and apply to become a volunteer tutor. "The
I've pulled together some new research on ways that might help your kids improve their grades and do better in school in 2010. Think of it as a little homework for you to help your kids do better with theirs!
What helps the young people we serve is one-on-one attention. If we're going to level the playing field for students attending public schools, it's essential for more volunteers to fill the gaps.