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MOST RECENT: Life Lessons From a Summer Job

Posted on 05/30/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Life Lessons From a Summer Job

With summer approaching, many families are weighing the options for their teenagers. Educational opportunities abound; your teen could learn Chinese, explore the Galapagos, hone his tennis serve or write a play, but in my view an invaluable educational opportunity that is often overlooked is the School of Work. Looking back on my own workplace education, one woman stands out as my most valuable professor. I’ll call her Belinda Brio, soleā€¦

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College Shopping: Price Check Please

Posted on 05/30/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

College Shopping: Price Check Please

College costs range from expensive to exorbitant. How do you find the ones you can afford?

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Advanced High School Courses: A Primer for Parents

Posted on 02/08/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Advanced High School Courses: A Primer for Parents

If you're not sure of the difference between honors, AP, and dual enrollment courses, read…

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Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Posted on 01/24/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Popular summer programs often fill up early, so start looking now.

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Managing Midterms: When and How Parents Should Help

Posted on 01/10/2019, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Managing Midterms: When and How Parents Should Help

Midterms are high stakes. Read these tips to help your kids succeed.

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