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Parents and educators have observed firsthand that the pandemic caused massive disruptions in the academic, emotional, and social lives of students. The compounded effect of the past three years is responsible for significant pandemic learning loss. Meira Levinson and Daniel Markovits note in their article for The Atlantic that no ... Read More
Math Gaps and How to Fill Them What happens to students who fail to master fractions by 6th grade? Nothing much, apparently; they continue to work on more advanced areas, building on shaky foundations. Among the myriad of topics covered in mathematics, the following three have a disproportionate effect on ... Read More
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs—we hear these phrases with varying degrees of frequency in public and private high schools across America. What do they mean, and what are the differences? How do AP and IB programs factor into college planning, and, more importantly, in your learning and ... Read More
In the UK’s unique education system, all students are required to sit formal examinations called GCSEs at around the ages of 15 to 16, after which they are allowed to leave school with no further education requirements. For those who wish to continue their high school education, however, the next ... Read More
In the UK, around the age of 15 to 16, students take public examinations called GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education). These are the only mandatory public examinations in the UK system, which means that after earning these qualifications, 16-year olds are allowed to leave school altogether; nevertheless 16-year old ... Read More