All Posts Tagged With: “College readiness”

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Is Your Smart Child Being Left Behind?

How many times have your read news accounts about American students lagging behind countless other countries in academic achievement? In a recent standardized test of math proficiency, we’re way behind Taiwan (No. 1), Hong Kong (No. 2) and Korea (No. 3), but wait. We can’t even compete with the likes of Slovenia and the Slovak […]

16Nov2010 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued

Thank God My Kids Aren’t Toddlers

There are a couple of reasons why I’m glad that my two children, who are both in college, aren’t toddlers. One reason is obvious. I don’t think I’d have the energy today to chase toddlers around. The second reason occurred to me last week when I reading a story in The New York Times entitled, […]

13Oct2010 | Lynn | 4 comments | Continued

How Many High School Students Are Ready for College?

Are high school students ready for college? Many of them aren’t. According to ACT Inc., only 23% of recent high school graduates, who took the ACT test, were prepared for college. When the ACT examined its latest crop of statistics, the test maker concluded that less than one in four high school graduates was academically […]

19Nov2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Great Reading Lists for Teenagers

One of the best ways you can prepare your teenager for college is to encourage them to read.  As a practical matter, a teenager who reads is not only likely to achieve better grades in high school, but also earn higher scores on the SAT or ACT. I understand how hard it can be to […]

5Jul2009 | Lynn | 3 comments | Continued