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Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 6-8

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Five Signs Your Child is Struggling with Schoolwork

By Scott Alexander on Mar 18, 2021 8:00 PM

Ups and downs in school are inevitable, and some subjects and grades might go more smoothly than others for your child. No child has a completely trouble-free school experience, but it’s important to be aware of issues that might have deeper roots and require more intensive intervention.

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Encouraging Your Middle Schooler as a Reader and Writer

By Emily Solinger on Nov 12, 2020 8:00 PM

As a seventh and eighth grade English teacher, I am both intrigued and disheartened by how many students enter my class who have already declared themselves "not a reader" or "not a writer." Certainly, writing a literary analysis in middle school language arts is different than writing an Instagram post or texting with friends, but we are all readers and writers. As parents, family members, and support system members of middle school students, we have a tremendous opportunity to encourage students as communicators.

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Are we getting hacked?

By Kary Oberbrunner on Oct 22, 2020 8:00 PM

Welcome to the Attention Economy–where you are the product. In this digital landscape, they keep score with eyeballs and eardrums. Your attention–even for a few seconds–translates into cold, hard cash they're willing to manipulate and even hack you for.

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