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Did You Know?

PARCC, TerraNova, SSAT, et.al.: Standardized Testing In New Jersey

Most parents are confused about standardized tests. Trying to research and understand what standardized tests are all about is daunting. Taking it can be stressful for your child because the process seems opaque or unnecessary, or you may question the validity of these tests. You might also have a hard time keeping track of what the latest test is, when it is administered, and what assessment it is replacing. We ...
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4 Facts Every New Jersey Parent Of Children With Dyslexia And Other Learning Disabilities Must Know

As a parent, it is sometimes hard to face the reality that your child has a learning disability. Maybe you have seen early signs (e.g., having a hard time recalling the names of shapes and colors), but simply chalked them up as the quirks of a developing pre-kindergartner. However, once the child lags behind any of his kindergarten peers in learning child has learning differences. You or other family members ...
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Dyslexia

1 in 5 Kids might have Dyslexia, but not all NJ School are Prepared

You might think that if someone is dyslexic, they see words and number sequences backwards. That’s not the case. It turns out a lot more New Jersey residents may have some form of this disability than you would ever suspect. “Science is showing between 10 to 20 percent of the population is dyslexic, or has some level of dyslexia,” said Liz Barnes, founder of Decoding Dyslexia New Jersey, a grassroots ...
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Preschool, Elementary, or Middle School — When Does Private School Make The Most Sense?

There is no question about whether or not a private school will significantly impact your child's intellectual, personal, and interpersonal development. However, quite often, parents ask themselves: Does it make more sense to start early, or can I "skip" the first years and start in middle school when it starts counting towards their academic resume? Private schooling is a gift that keeps on giving, and there are numerous benefits unique ...
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New Study: Academics In Preschool Boosts Learning

Any parent or teacher will tell you how important Preschool is to a child’s formative learning process. In a Preschool environment, children are exposed to a variety of social and cognitive activities that greatly aid their development into well-balanced members of a student community. Preschooling philosophies are wide and varied and range from emphasizing heavy playtime activities, to a greater focus on academic pursuits. While it might seem laughable to ...
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