Rocking the SAT Writing Section Essay

With three SAT test dates coming up (March 9, May 4, June 1), high school juniors feel the pressure while keeping up with regular busy academic and extracurricular schedules. Hopefully students have had the opportunity to explore the variety of free tutorials and practice tests offered online in order to prepare for this mega, almost […]

SAT Math Preparation – For Free!

Ask any high school sophomore or junior what one of the most stress-inducing events in the academic arena and most will reply with one acronym: SAT. Without getting in to the debate of whether standardized testing truly evaluates any student’s potential to be successful in college and life, let’s look at the standardized evaluation tool […]

Wise Words: Preparing Students for the SAT Verbal Section

For an entire year, three letters pervade the minds of every high school junior: the S-A-T. This standardized test issued by the College Board plays a significant factor in determining entrance into various colleges, universities, and post-high school programs. With the recent tumultuous news of a “new” SAT verbal component, current eleventh grade students are […]

Gearing up for the SAT’s Writing Section

The SAT Writing test reinforces the importance of writing throughout a student’s education. This section requires students to develop a point of a view on an issue, and to use reasoning and evidence based on their own experiences, readings, or observations to support their ideas. The essay will be graded based on a student’s ability […]

Boeing’s 787: Dreamliner or Nightmare?

When Boeing introduced the new 787 Dreamliner airplane in 2011, it touted the innovative airplane as lighter and 20% more fuel efficient than other airplanes due in part to the use of lithium-ion batteries. However, the Dreamliner has been plagued by a string of recent safety incidents. On January 8, 2013, a flight from Boston […]


You Can Run a Science Fair – Online Tools and Resources

By upper elementary, most students have had the experience of working though a science fair project. Learning the basics of the scientific method and following a plan of research are essential skills that students must take from their science education experience. By the middle grades, many school science fairs take a turn for the more […]

Hail to the Chief

This week, Washington D.C. hosts a series of events that celebrate the fifty-seventh inauguration of the President of the United States. Barack Obama will officially be sworn in for his second term on Monday, January 21, 2013. It is the final step on a journey that began over a year ago on the campaign trail, […]

Beat the Flu Bug

Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, you may want to head out to a pharmacy or doctor’s office soon. This year’s flu arrived early and is packing a virulent punch. Last week, the mayor of Boston and the governor of New York each declared public health emergencies. In Boston, there have […]


The Battle over Bottled Water

The town of Concord, Massachusetts, this week banned…can you guess? Not handguns, oxycontin, or texting while driving. They banned the sale of water in plastic bottles one liter (34 ounces) or less. The law states: “It shall be unlawful to sell non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter (34 ounces) […]

Ringing in a New Gregorian Year

2012’s final hours arrive on Monday, December 31. People around the world will mark the end of the old year and celebrate the promise of a new year with parties and fireworks. They will revel in the possibilities for self-improvement and make resolutions to be more organized, healthy, well-read, or diligent. Despite the fun, calendars […]

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