Why Testing Matters: A series on study strategies and holistic learning

We’ve heard the phrase “study smarter, not harder” but what exactly does this well-intentioned platitude mean? Over the next few months, we hope to give you insight into scientifically backed study strategies to help you achieve your study goals. We are starting the series with “The Testing Effect” and what it means for you and…

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July is Park and Recreation Month!

Get Outside and Improve Your Brain Health Thinking about ways to strengthen your body AND mind this summer? Look no further than your local park to boost your physical and mental health! July is Park and Recreation month, which is a great reminder to get outside and enjoy all that your community green spaces have…

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Summer Slide in a Post-Pandemic Reality

By Kyla Graves With summer right around the corner, it will be especially important to consider summer plans in order to combat “summer slide,” or the loss of content and knowledge acquired over the school year. Although many public school students went back to school full time in Massachusetts, the effects of learning loss from…

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ACT cancels remote proctoring research and implementation for 2020-2021

Although it seemed the ACT was making significant plans to offer a remote testing option this year, a February 23rd post on the ACT website announced they were no longer pursuing this option for the near term. ACT CEO Janet Godwin said:  “Extensive research, planning, testing and collaboration between team members and partner organizations has…

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What to expect if you’re planning to take an AP exam this spring

The College Board announced recent updates to the various exam offerings and timelines for students who are planning to take an AP exam this spring. If you’re a student or a parent wondering how this will affect you, we’ve put together sample timelines and answered questions you may have about preparing for AP exams this…

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Searching for Scholarships

While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed the daily lives of everyone, if you are a high school student, now is a great time to start looking for potential grants and scholarships while social distancing. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply to national, regional, and local scholarship and grant programs.  Furthermore, you may be…

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April 2020 COVID-19 Testing Updates: the ACT is still on!

SAT Exam The College Board just announced on Wednesday that the June 2020 administration of the SAT will be cancelled. In order to compensate for the lack of testing during the spring, there will be a test offered every month starting in August 2020. Additionally, in the “unlikely event” that schools do not reopen in…

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