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Detecting Dyslexia

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Not being able to read stinks, just ask any of the up to 1 in 5 students who live with dyslexia. Lizzy D., a local student with dyslexia, remembers asking her mom, “Why am I not as smart as my classmates?” Dyslexia has nothing to do with being smart.... Read full article

Active-Shooter Drills At School

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Mommy, all of my friends at school don’t fit in the closet in our classroom.” Kate said this as such an offhand comment that I almost missed it. When I asked why everyone was trying to fit into the closet, the answer occurred to me even as she was ex... Read full article

Q&A: Private Schools

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You can research online, visit the open houses, and take the private tours, but to really choose a school, you have to get some inside information. ... Read full article

10 Things Kids Should Know Before College

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Your family has survived the testing, the essays, the applications, and the waiting game. Now, it’s time to teach your college-bound child some important skills before she heads out of the house and explores the world on her own. Here are some basic ... Read full article

What is the Difference Between Charter and Magnet Schools?

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School choice in Baton Rouge can be an overwhelming decision. Two popular options are charter schools and magnet schools. Often, these types of schools are either misunderstood or completely unfamiliar to parents. Though they are both outside of the ... Read full article



Learning About Early Education

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A parent of a precocious four-year-old inquired, “How do you know when your child is ready for kindergarten?” Marvin Jacobson, author of Educating the Total Child: Straight from My Heart: Six Decades of Inspiring Children, Parents and Teachers, respo... Read full article

Getting Ready for Kindergarten? Start Now!

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Anyone with kids knows how quickly time can fly. One day, you are cuddling your newborn bundle of joy, and the next, you are sending him off to kindergarten. As exciting as this can be,starting school is a really big deal to small children and can be... Read full article

7 Ways To Organize Your Child's Paper Load

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Within a week of school starting, the chaos begins. The groaning noises from tables and countertops intensify as the paper pile grows.... Read full article

College Planning: Are You Ready For It?

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You can see college on the horizon, and your child is approaching it more quickly than you would like. Whether your teen is in ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade, you need to be thinking about planning for college. This next step is not a one day event ... Read full article

Local Academic Resources & Services for Students

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Succeeding in school is a lot easier when we provide the right resources to our students. Whether your child is in need of a tutor, needs help with homework, or could use extra help to prepare for the ACT, we have pulled together everything your stu... Read full article

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