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Start the School Year Off Right

Start the School Year Off Right

Start the School Year Off Right! Back to school is a great time to start your kids off with healthy habits. Plan healthy meals and snacks, and find afterschool activities that will keep everyone moving. continue reading »

Going as Far as You Can on your Own

Going as Far as You Can on your Own

I am someone who is loves to learn new things. Not just academic sorts of things, but just about anything. I love a challenge and searching out answers to questions. I recently taught myself to put in an adhesive tile floor. I have a cabin in the north woods of Wisconsin and the kitchen floor was a taped together jumble of old linoleum continue reading »

More Hispanic Students Taking College Entrance Exams but Scoring Poorly

More Hispanic Students Taking College Entrance Exams but Scoring Poorly

The ACT just released standardized test scores and statistics for the high school graduating class of 2010, the very class that is entering college around the country this continue reading »

Mayor Daley and CPS Joint  Back to School Message- VIDEO

Mayor Daley and CPS Joint Back to School Message- VIDEO

Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Public Schools officials today said that the college enrollment rate of CPS high school graduates has increased for the fifth consecutive year at a rate that outpaces the nation. continue reading »

Teachable Moment: Mosque in Manhattan

Teachable Moment: Mosque in Manhattan

I know this is a blog about education and an opportunity to share information about how important it is to continue your education, formally or informally. But this might be a teachable moment, as the controversy about the Mosque and Community Center in Manhattan near Ground Zero continues to be front and center in the news. As educated people our job is to be able to find reliable information about those topics that impact and interest us. We must be able to find answers to questions in order to make informed decisions and develop and support our opinions. continue reading »

Chicago Public Schools - Health Requirements by Grade  2010

Chicago Public Schools - Health Requirements by Grade 2010

The Chicago Board of Education recognizes the relationship between academic achievement and access to health promotion and prevention activities. Healthy students have better attendance and perform better in school. Children must provide proof of required immunizations and health exams before October 15, 2010, or they will face exclusion from school. continue reading »

You May Already Have College Credit

You May Already Have College Credit

There are lots of ways to earn college credit for the adult student. By the time you are a grown up, and this is sort of an arbitrary age since many of us know people older than we are who would not qualify as grown up, you have had lots of experiences that could be translated to college credit. continue reading »

Lenders of Private Student Loans Offering Better Terms

Lenders of Private Student Loans Offering Better Terms

Financial institutions are once again offering students and parents favorable borrowing terms and interest rates on their private student loans. As the financial market rebounds this year, financial institutions are able to offer better borrowing incentives. continue reading »

The Importance of Listening

The Importance of Listening

Listening and hearing are two similar but different things. We hear lots of things all day long, but we only really listen to some of what we hear. Listening requires the intentional focus on the speaker, while hearing can be just noise or background conversation. continue reading »

All Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Ready to open this Fall

All Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Ready to open this Fall

New Preschool Programs, Additional Grade Levels, a New Middle School and an Initiative Mark Changes.All 256 Catholic elementary and high schools in Cook and Lake counties will open for the 2010-2011 school year that will bring additions, expansions and innovative programming to a number of schools. The announcement was made today by Sr. M. Paul McCaughey, OP, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago. "All schools reopening is only a part of the good news for families," noted Sr. McCaughey. "School leaders are helping us define the ultimate goal of more students in great Catholic schools. Faith, academic excellence and enrollment intersect beyond school buildings." continue reading »