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Making the Grade- But Whose Grade is It?

Have you ever felt tied to your child’s school performance? Does your stomach sink or blood pressure rise when you see a low grade? I wonder, how does a parent’s identity get so caught up in their child’s grade? Grades are simply tools for...

Equals, Not Clones: Insight on College Admissions

The 100-meter dash runners make their final preparations before the gunshot. Silently they take their places, muscles tense, minds alert. The gun fires. The racers leap out of their blocks. The race is over in less than 15 seconds, and the winner...

Choosing the Right School for Your Child

Choosing the best school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. There are so many factors to consider: public vs. private, class room size, homework, uniforms, Christian vs. secular, and on and on. In this...

Why We are Not Paying for our Kids' College Education

   A different approach by Beverly Davis as told to Terry Cross

“We as parents chose to put our three children in private school from kindergarten through twelfth grade. It was a large monetary investment. Our job was to be sure they had the best...

Preparing Parents for Teenage Transitions

I struck the match, lit the fuse in front of me, then ran for cover. Crouching behind the chair, I put my hands over my ears, squeezed my eyes shut, and waited for the explosion. Nothing happened. Cautiously, I went back to see. No, I wasn’t...

5 Reasons To Enroll Your Child In A Classical Christian School

From the time our children were babies, my husband and I prayed for God’s guidance and wisdom in where they should attend school. We live in a world where there are many educational choices, but it was always our desire that the school we chose...

Latin: Waking the Dead

“He studied Latin like the violin Because he liked it.”

Why study Latin? As a Latin teacher, I’m asked this question on a regular basis. And, yes, like Harold in Robert Frost’s “The Death of Hired Man,” I study Latin because I like it! But I...

Homework- Don't Leave Home Without It

Year after year, the most talked about subject in parent/teacher conferences is homework, usually in the form of “how much should I be helping?”  You will hear me (a teacher) say, in fact, that 6th grade is a perfect time to develop independence...

7 Ways to Flunk a Parent/Teacher Conference

Most parents are invited to meet their child’s teachers at least once every year. This is an opportunity to learn more about your student -- how he or she is performing in the classroom, what strengths and weaknesses the teacher sees and if there...

Home Tips to Develop Brain Muscles:  “Just Do It!”

Kids learn differently.  That much is certain. Educators are divided on the use of the term “learning styles,” but any good teacher worth his/her salt employs a slew of techniques to make information stick—reading, highlighting, chants, games,...