The House Blog

Covid Slide and Rising Freshmen

Jun 30, 2020 7:30:00 AM

I was as guilty as anyone when it came to throwing in the towel when E-Learning proved a challenge for my kids. The inconsistent schedule, my sympathy for the teachers scrambling to put together lessons while managing their own young children at home, and the general anxiety and uncertainty about our collective future with Covid-19 left me feeling like missing out on some Algebra wasn’t the worst thing in the world.  

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The Already Slacking Second Semester Senior and the Covid Slide

Jun 18, 2020 3:50:29 PM

If there was ever a green light for my second-semester senior in high school to take a carefree attitude towards schoolwork, it was the shift to remote learning due to Covid-19. And I can’t blame him. He watched his senior prom, senior BBQ, and bonding with his classmates all slip away. Various marathons of sorts – TV and video games, most notably -- were simply more appealing than going through the motions of school from my basement.

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Benefits to Taking the ACT Test A Second Time

Mar 10, 2020 11:13:44 AM

Is it really worth it to retest?

With a test like the ACT, practice makes perfect. Studying alone can help, but tutoring and practice exams have more of a positive impact on a students score. It's always important to consider taking the ACT multiple times.

If a student wants to increase the overall average of their composite score, they should retake the test. The ACT uses a composite score which means, the final score is a combined average of the four sections of the test.

So, is the test really worth taking again? Yes!
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The Adverse Effects of Larger Classrooms on Today's Students

Mar 5, 2020 12:09:11 PM

The Classroom Size Debate

Student class size is often a hotly debated issue between parents and state and local education departments. Why? Because several studies have pointed out that students who attend school in smaller classes achieve a greater level of learning. However, smaller class sizes mean hiring more teachers, which in turn costs more money.

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