Social media’s impact on your child’s education

Over the past several years, social media have taken our society to the next communication level. In addition to being popular, this form of interaction has also created what is called “cyber slang.” This is a term used to describe shortcuts, alternative words, or even symbols used to convey thoughts in an electronic document.

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Overcoming self-defeating thoughts in ourselves and our children

Most of us are familiar with the saying, “Our children do what we do and not what we say.” Well, our experience teaches us that this adage holds true not only in terms of our actions, but also in terms of how we think and what we say. Our words and actions are representations and expressions of our thoughts, reflecting a mindset we use to address any and all issues on a daily basis.

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Are schools informing students of free college classes?

Minnesota high school students wishing to enroll in Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) courses for the 2016-17 school year must inform their school by May 30. The Minnesota Legislature in 2014 mandated that school districts provide “up-to-date” information on PSEO on their websites as well as distribute information materials to students and families.

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New education act will require more parental vigilance

This has been a hard year for poor children and children of color in a gridlocked and cantankerous Congress. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replacing the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted after gutting a strong federal role in education policy designed to protect these children and jeopardizing their opportunity for a fair and adequate education to prepare them for work in our globalizing economy.

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