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One Student, One Teacher

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Education & Learning, October 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

How Halstrom Academy designs academic paths for individual success hen you stop and think about it, traditional schools are strangely amazing. Put hundreds, often thousands, of pre-teens or teens into a few square acres and a handful of buildings, with a 40:1 ratio of students to adults and only their also-developing peers to whom they [&hellip...

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Homework Help: Dialing in the Homework 411

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Education & Learning, October 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Though you may be lucky enough to have some peace and quiet from 8am to 3pm now that school is back in session, you’ll soon also face the problem of the homework your kids will bring home. So what do you do when you need to sit down with your child and you...

Fairmont Homestay: Hosting International Students Can Be an Experience of a Lifetime

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Education & Learning, People & Profiles, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Attending a top 100 university, as defined by U.S. News & World Report, is not only a goal for U.S. students; it’s a goal for many international students as well. To prepare for studying at a notable American university, international families send...

6 Signs Your Child Needs a Math Tutor

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Education & Learning, Expert Advice, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Contributed by Mathnasium Owners of Orange County Many signs reveal whether your child would benefit from extra help in math, both in and out of school. While poor grades in math are the most obvious sign that a student needs help, poor math grades happen for...

New School Year, New Standards: A Primer on the Transition to Common Core

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Big Kids, Cover Story, Education & Learning, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

The 2014-15 school year is marking something momentous. This fall kicks off the first year that California schools will officially be implementing the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Sure, you’ve heard of it. And, yes, you’ve also heard the...

STEAM, STEM, MESA… What? : Decoding the New Learning Acronyms

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Big Kids, Education & Learning, Teens and Pre-Teens, UncategorizedComments (0)

DECODING THE NEW LEARNING ACRONYMS I got my first cell phone when I turned 17. A junior in high school, I was a part of the first generation of students to have their phones banned in classrooms and on campus – before iMessaging, Angry Birds, and Snapchat...

Education Directory

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Directories, Education & LearningComments (0)

Looking for just the right educational home for your child? We’re here to help. Here are some of Orange County’s finest – plus plenty of excellent options to explore – for every grade.   Fairmont Private Schools and Fairmont Preparatory Academy...

What is a College Degree Really Worth?

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Big Kids, Education & Learning, Expert Advice, Money Matters, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Is higher education really the prerequisite for success?  Do you need a college degree to succeed? That assumption is long-entrenched, and it isn’t hard to see a relationship between education and earning power. Yet the cost and debt linked to getting a...

If Your Teenager…

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Education & Learning, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

If your teenager is dreading the arrival of the 2014-2015 school year, here’s some reassurance that, in fact, everything will be just fine. As the sweltering heat arrives at its peak in Southern California, so arrives the back-to-school madness. It slowly...

Opening the Path to Greater Learning

July 1, 2014 • 2014, Education & Learning, July 2014, People & ProfilesComments (0)

Mary McPherson is an engineer with a big heart. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Mary spent many years as a materials science engineer, during which time she published several technical reports and holds patents for original research on the changing of...