Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

February 12, 2015
by Frances
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Money: The Ultimate Stimulus for Change

At a time when public education is circling the drain, and we keep throwing more money to spend in the same way on the same problems…..here’s a fresh idea:  Let the per-pupil-spending dollar be spent at the discretion of the … Continue reading

September 6, 2014
by Frances
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Catch 22: Class Weighting, Weighted GPA and College

Over the past few decades, as competition for college entrance and scholarship money has intensified, some high schools began assigning weighted grade point averages.  Basically, the idea is that an ‘A’ in a harder course is worth more than an ‘A’ … Continue reading

May 1, 2014
by Frances
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The Role of Athletics : Part 1

A few weeks ago there was a court ruling from the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, granting college athletes the right to form unions.   The argument presented was that, based on the hours spent and other restrictions placed, … Continue reading