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  1. Sticky Thread Jen Wana: Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

    Having gone through the preschool admissions process ourselves not so long ago, we understand the angst that many parents feel this time of year....

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-10-2010 10:14 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Tips on How Long an Essay for Private School Application Should Be

    After listening to Kim Hamer's audio interview with Christina Simon, author of Beyond the Brochure: An Insider's Guide to Private Elementary Schools...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-17-2010 11:19 AM
    application process
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  3. Sticky Thread Resources for Admissions Test Prep

    With all the discussions and alphabet soup thrown around for G&T and private school testing, we decided to create a resource page for admissions test...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-30-2010 09:56 AM
    admissions, brsa, erb, games, isee, olsat, ssat, stanford binet, test prep, workbooks, wppsi
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    09-30-2010 09:56 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread U.S. News Ranks Nation's Best High Schools for 2012

    To help guide you through the universe of public high schools, U.S. News today released the fourth edition of the Best High Schools rankings. To...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-08-2012 09:26 AM
    best high schools, education, high schools, us news
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    05-09-2012 08:44 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread The Washington Post 2012 Rankings of America's Most Challenging High Schools

    From the Washington Post by Jay Mathews: The Challenge Index uses a measure of college-level test participation simple enough for readers to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-21-2012 11:02 AM
    best high schools, education, high school challenge index, high schools, jay mathews
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    07-01-2013 09:56 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Newsweek Ranks America's Best High Schools - 2012

    From Newsweek: This year, our ranking highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation—the ones that have proven to be the most...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-22-2012 03:07 PM
    best high schools, education, newsweek
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  7. Sticky Thread Best STEM/Science and Math High Schools (U.S. News & World Report)

    To determine the top science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) schools, U.S. News looked at the top 500 public schools from its latest Best...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-30-2012 11:43 AM
    best high schools, best stem high schools, education, us news
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  8. Sticky Thread U.S. News Ranks Nation's Best High Schools for 2013

    For its fifth edition of the Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-26-2013 11:20 AM
    best high schools, education, us news
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    04-26-2013 11:36 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread The 50 Most Expensive Private High Schools In America

    From Business Insider by Melissa Stanger and Peter Jacobs: With the start of the new school year comes an inevitable rise in tuition —and we're not...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-05-2013 08:23 AM
    education, high schools, private high schools, private schools
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  10. Sticky Thread U.S. News' Best High Schools for 2014

    For its 2014 Best High School Rankings, U.S News & World Report teamed up with the American Institutes for Research to analyze over 19,000 schools...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-23-2014 08:02 PM
    best high schools, education, us news
    • Replies: 2
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    04-23-2014 08:23 PM Go to last post
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  1. The New Jr. Kumon: A Misguided Attempt To Alleviate Parent Fears

    The New York Times reports several new Jr. Kumon Centers have opened in New York. This is Kumon for the preschool set. In the article, Fast...

    Started by Christina, 05-18-2011 08:45 PM
    jr. kumon, the kelter center
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  2. Two BIG Lawsuits Hit Exclusive NY, D.C. Private Schools: What's Really Going On?

    Sidwell Friends School in D.C., attended by the Obama’s daughters (and which counts Chelsea Clinton as an alum) was rocked last week by a scandal...

    Started by Christina, 05-23-2011 05:01 PM
    sidwell friends lawsuit
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    05-23-2011 05:01 PM Go to last post
  3. Congratulations! Your Child May Be Gifted...In Something. By Jenny Heitz

    Gifted. The word conjures up all sorts of connotations for parents, from having a musical prodigy to spawning the next Bill Gates (like him or not,...

    Started by Christina, 07-08-2011 08:24 AM
    gifted and talented, mirman, testing
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  4. A Tale Of Two Summer Camps by Perils Of Divorced Pauline

    A week ago Sunday I took my 9-year-old, Franny, to the bus drop-off for sleepaway camp, a camp I will refer to as Mountain Lake. A high-octane,...

    Started by Christina, 07-11-2011 10:10 AM
    camp, summer
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  5. Sleep away Camp: A Transformative Experience By Jenny Heitz

    My child is no stranger to sleep away camp. By the tender age of seven, she was asking to go away (I said no; she couldn’t even brush her own hair...

    Started by Christina, 07-24-2011 08:29 AM
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  6. From the Boardroom to the Schoolroom: Dads Are Running PTAs

    I’m a contributor to the great site, Moms LA. I wrote this piece after reading a New York Times article on Sunday… An interesting article this...

    Started by Christina, 02-23-2012 06:34 PM
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  7. I Was Home Schooled...and I Hated It by Christina Simon

    It’s incredibly difficult for me to observe the trend toward home schooling become increasingly more popular without wanting to scream at other moms...

    Started by Christina, 03-01-2012 12:02 PM
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    03-01-2012 12:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Elite America's Summer Preschool Madness in The Daily Beast/Newsweek


    Started by Christina, 06-22-2013 07:43 PM
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  9. Five Ways To Get A Head Start On The Private Elementary School Admissions Process on Elizabeth Street

    Here are my tips you can do now to save time in the fall, when private school admissions season starts--Christina Simon ...

    Started by Christina, 07-17-2013 02:44 PM
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  10. Secure Financial Aid For Private Elementary School: 7 Tips on Elizabeth Street

    Every year families who apply get financial aid. If you need it, why shouldn't you be one of those lucky families? ...

    Started by Christina, 07-22-2013 07:18 AM
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    07-22-2013 07:18 AM Go to last post
  11. Which City Boasts The Highest Private Elementary School Tuition?

    Curious to know which cities have the most expensive private elementary schools? See more at Elizabeth Street.

    Started by Christina, 09-12-2013 06:40 AM
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  12. Applying To American Private Schools From Outside The U.S. Isn't As Daunting As It Seems on Elizabeth Street

    I co-wrote this piece with Sandy Eiges, LA School Scout, and a relocation expert. --Christina ...

    Started by Christina, 09-25-2013 12:55 PM
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    09-25-2013 12:55 PM Go to last post
  13. 3 Types of Private School Admissions Directors You'll Meet

    I wrote this piece for Elizabeth Street since private school admissions directors aren't all alike. --Christina (Beyond The Brochure) ...

    Started by Christina, 11-08-2013 09:18 AM
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  14. Great Schools/Relativity Studios National Contest: One Public, Charter or Accredited K-12 Will Win $100,000

    Great Schools and Relativity Studios is sponsoring a contest where schools can enter to vote on the best poster for the new film, Earth To Echo. The...

    Started by Christina, 05-12-2014 01:43 PM
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  15. Sometimes Having Kids In School Only Makes You Lonelier by Jessica Gottlieb

    Here's an honest and insightful piece about "Mommy Loneliness" at your kid's school. ...

    Started by Christina Simon, 06-12-2012 04:13 PM
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  16. Leadership: We Need it from Teachers

    By Mimi Carter of Sparklight Communications in Alexandria, VA I am really tired of education bloggers like Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post....

    Started by Cornelia, 10-21-2010 12:13 AM
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  17. Can everybody please get along for the sake of our kids?

    I'm not an education reformer, a teacher, a principal, a movie director, a billionaire, a news reporter, a talk show celebrity or the President. I'm...

    Started by daddydove, 10-15-2010 04:39 PM
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    10-16-2010 12:33 PM Go to last post
  18. New Website Resource and Community for Those With LDs

    Hello! We just launched a new online resource and community space and thought it'd be appropriate to share it here with you! Friends of Quinn was...

    Started by FriendsofQuinn, 06-08-2012 12:18 PM
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  19. Getting Kids Interested In Science...

    According to a survey conducted by the Rand Corporation, most kids would rather take out the garbage than engage in science activities. There’s a...

    Started by Kids' Science Challenge, 01-13-2012 12:38 PM
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    01-13-2012 12:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Take this Short Research Study on Parenting Challenges and Support, chance to win a FREE iPad!

    Hi everyone! I am Meghan Leahy, a Washington D.C. mother and certified parent coach. I have developed a research study to learn more about current...

    Started by meggodc, 12-06-2011 09:47 AM
    challenges, ipad, parenting, support
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