Road to College: Alternatives to College

Claudia Artandi For Students

If you’re not planning on continuing your education after high school, finding alternatives to college is easier than ever.  Although the job market is more competitive than ever,  it’s still possible to establish yourself within a trade that interests you.   If you know you’re going to start working right after high school it’s a good idea to get an apprenticeship.  …

Road to College: Figuring out College Life

Kristoff Albanese For Students

Unless you plan to live at home, you’re going to need a place to live. A good rule of thumb is that, if you need to spend more than 30-45 minutes travelling to school, you should move.  Since that’s a minimum of 60-90 minutes that could be spent studying, working, or enjoying time with your classmates. This guide will advocate …

Road to College: How to Choose and Apply to College

Susan Simmons For Students

When choosing a college, you’ll want to look for a program that meets your academic and social goals.  The simple rule of applying to colleges, however, is to find more than one that fit your criteria. Applying to only one school is never a safe choice and is not highly recommended.  Similarly, applying to too many schools indicates that you …

Road to College: Getting the Best Education for Your Money

Jesse Alexander For Educators, For Students, Uncategorized

State Colleges are helpful for students with modest financial means because they receive subsidies from the state. Private colleges may offer more individual attention but are usually too expensive.  Thus putting them out of reach for students without some kind of substantial scholarship or grant.  Follow this easy guide to understand how you can get the best education for the …

How Teachers Can Beat the October Blues

Jesse Alexander For Educators

October is usually a difficult month for teachers. The back-to-school excitement has worn off, reality has set in, and the remaining school year seems like an eternity. It’s normal for teachers to feel discouraged during this month, but you don’t have to let it bring you down. In this guide, we’ve shared five suggestions for beating the October blues, so …

Road to College: Should you go to Community College?

Claudia Artandi For Educators, For Students, Graduation

Another route for students who want to go to college without breaking the bank is Community College.  These colleges are not as difficult to get into as four-year schools and are more economically feasible.   Community colleges were once less favorably looked upon.  However today, things are different. “CCs” are funded by the county they are located in and are far …

12 Books to Have in Your Kindergarten Classroom

Claudia Artandi Uncategorized

Looking for new books to complete your kindergarten classroom library? With thousands of children’s books online and in local bookstores, it can be difficult to find the gems. In this guide, we’ve shared 12 of the best books for your kindergarten classroom. They include gorgeous picture books, rhyming classics, and stories with a powerful message. Published more than 50 years …

Road to College: Public University vs. Private College?

Jesse Alexander For Students

As with financial aid, the decision between a public and a private university depends on personal need and preference. State-supported universities can be great for students who flourish in a communal, lecture-based environment.  At an institution like the University of Maryland, you will spend your first year or two in a stadium-type lecture hall with 300-400 other students.  Your opportunities …

Hiring the Best Teachers for Your School

Claudia Artandi Uncategorized

In this handy guide, we’ve shared how to hire the best teachers for your school, so you give students the greatest chance for success. Teachers are the #1 determining factor for a great education, so it’s extremely important to develop a proven process for hiring teachers. Every school has different needs, but these 5 hiring tips will help you get …