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Grammar Corner: Ad vs. Add

In this edition of Grammar Corner, we discuss some of the most widely used grammar errors in the English language. We don’t just correct you, though; we pinpoint exactly why a particular word/phrase/idiom is used incorrectly, while providing the context for each mistake, and then providing the right word/phrase/idiom. Most of the time, a grammar

Field of Study for High School: What it Means to Study the Core Curriculum

“What is your field of study in high school?” For non-Americans, this question, which crops up plenty in job applications in the country, can seem confusing: a field of study during high school? Didn’t we all just take general education classes? Technically, yes, but in America, high schools across the country operate on what’s called

Do Schools Give Out Too Much Homework Now? Yes, They Do, and it Needs to Stop

With more than 60% of students from high school and college seeking counseling for a variety of conditions ranging from general anxiety to clinical depression, all of which induced by school and studies, it’s safe to say that our country’s children are stressed out more than they should be. In fact, more and more students

Physical Education? What to do When a Student Hits a Teacher

A new crisis is starting to take over American classrooms: over the past decade, violence against school teachers has become an increasing problem, with 9% of teachers nationwide reporting to have been threatened with violence by a student, and another 5% reporting violence that actually happened to them. Aside from the obvious problems that victimization

Do Teachers Get Paid During Government Shutdown?

In the words of American writer Maggie Gallagher, “Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.” Truly, teachers have one of the most important jobs for the future. They are responsible for training young minds and preparing them to become the thinking adults of the future. Their working

Public School Teachers: The Overlooked Employees During Government Shutdown

Government shutdowns in the United States have happened on several occasions since 1980. This happens when the federal government cannot agree on a budget for the next year, leading to an impasse. During this time, the government “furloughs” or puts its non-essential government workers on indefinite temporary leave until they can agree on a budget.

Homework Trouble? Help is Here!

Ever since the rollout of the Common Core program, many parents are facing the challenge of being ill-prepared to help their children out with their homework. But don’t worry: there are tons of homework help sites out there that are fun, informative, and can help parents learn how to help their kids with academic work

College Isn’t Free in Canada, But It Is Affordable

Since college is an optional educational experience for high school graduates, college becomes more of a privilege than a right. Those who can afford it can earn a diploma that gives them a competitive edge in the job market, while those who can’t either have to find jobs with a high school diploma or spend

The Power of the Word: It’s Origins, Construction, and Its Power

There are few things more powerful in the human experience than the spoken and written word. Words have the power to create not just sound, but thoughts, ideas, principles, ideologies, all of which can create empires, or destroy them. Man has known about the importance of the word since time immemorial, with various cultures even

Types of Adult Education for the Continuing Learner

When people talk about education, they often think about children, teenagers, and young adults sitting in classrooms. While it is true that the educational system is structured around a person’s younger years, education does not have to stop the moment a person drops out or graduates from high school or college. In fact, there are

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