Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer Vacation, Days 21-22: Tips to Get Ready for the New School Year

Hello, everyone.

As someone who has worked in education-- in various capacities-- for almost a decade, I am often asked questions not only about the state of education in our nation, but about what parents can do to get their kids ready/ better prepared for the new school year.  My first answer has always been, contrary to the Target commercials' contention (I like last year's commercial better, actually), that getting ready for the next academic year (be K-12, or even the transition to community college) isn't just about school supplies-- though that is important, too!  In any event, here are some of my tips for getting your child (or yourself!) prepared for the new school year:

  1. Yes, don't forget the school supplies!  Making

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