Category Archives: Educational Solutions

Short Term Goals; Long Term Gain

In the teenage years, it is very difficult to envision that far-distant adult world of professional employment, building a family, or having a boss. Even more difficult is having the discipline to prepare for that eventuality. Nonetheless, it is tremendously … Continue reading

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Want Better Grades For Your Children? Sign Them Up For Sports!

  A recent Institute of Medicine report told us something we already knew, but could have forgotten:  children actively involved in sports do better in school.   Their summary stated, “Exercise can significantly improve children’s cognitive ability and academic performance, … Continue reading

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A Gothic Gem In The Leafy Philadelphia Suburbs: Bryn Mawr College

How many American colleges actually have a medieval-style cloister? Bryn Mawr College, an all female liberal arts college of 1,600 in suburban Philadelphia, is one of the few. It is said that Bryn Mawr is the first college in the … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored” – More Ideas to Prevent Summer Slide

A promised, below are a few more ideas to prevent summer slide: Have your child get comfortable with online learning. Hire a tutor to teach your child, keep them on a schedule and hold them accountable for learning. Follow the … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored. There is nothing to do.” – How to Prevent Summer Slide

Every June, my husband and I create a summer studies plan for each of our children.   It helps create order in our home, allows the children to practice and learn independently at their own pace and provides the feeling … Continue reading

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SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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What does it mean for a college to be need-blind and meet full-need? – Thoughts on financing education and the value of a college degree

Most families and students are not only faced with the question, “Can I get into my college of choice?” but also, “Can I afford to attend that college?”  President of Iowa’s Grinnell College, Dr. Raynard Kingston discusses where his college … Continue reading

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University of Louisville

Most people who associate University of Louisville with its prowess in the NCAA men’s basketball prowess might be surprised to know that it is a state-supported research university founded in 1798.  The 22,293 graduates and undergraduates may choose among twelve … Continue reading

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Let’s Dispel Some Myths About Johns Hopkins University – Myth #2

Besides being incorrectly characterized as a “city school” by some, Hopkins is also misperceived still, by others, as a “pre-med factory.” Indeed, Hopkins boasts a strong and popular pre-med program, with thirty of its top senior majors assured of slots … Continue reading

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Let’s Dispel Some Myths About Johns Hopkins University – Myth #1

IESolutions recently visited Johns Hopkins, located in the city of Baltimore but with a campus that would rival many of its suburban peers. Situated on the northern edge of the city, the campus is surrounded on one side with an … Continue reading

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