Mark your calendars for Museum Day Live! September 26. FREE admission nationwide!

MDL_LogoWhere can you dig for prehistoric dinosaur bones, take a whirlwind trip through the solar system, or measure yourself against a brave medieval knight? At your local museum, of course!

Museums – whether science, space, natural history, decorative arts, or history – are an integral part of the learning process for students of all ages. Particularly for a child with a predominately visual learning style, a museum can take a subject from the dusty pages of a book and make it simply come alive!

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live!

Summer is almost over… time for one last educational road trip!

MAP of east Coast USAAlthough summer is almost over, there’s still time for one last family road trip.  The question is… where should you go?

Many children have already visited local attractions on school trips, scouting adventures, and family excursions, so driving just a bit further can provide a wealth of new options. And, savvy parents know that combining a fun trip with an educational experience is a double win!

Below are several destinations in the tri-state region that are sure to please kids and parents alike:

Indian Echo Caverns
If you’ve never visited a natural cavern, this summer is the ideal time to

Back to Basics By The Numbers! Did You Know…

ART, little girl with totem poleStudents served: 16,500 since 1985
Customer rating for the overall experience at Back to Basics: 95% (June 2013 – June 2015)
Customer rating for the effectiveness of tutoring received: 93% (June 2013 – June 2015)
Translators and interpreters on staff: 136
Tutors on staff: 129
Subjects taught: 60+
Staff with distinction (Master’s degree or higher): 51
Years in business: 30
School contracts: 28
Hospital and corporate contracts: 17
Translating and interpreting languages available: 16
District contracts: 13
State and Government contracts: 11
National and state honors and awards: 10
Education Centers: 2
Student to faculty ratio: 1:1

Celebrating 30 years

The new PSAT test and what it means for your student

BTBLOG~1The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 10 are excellent practice for the SAT and offer a chance to monitor student learning. Students in 10th and 11th grade can take the new PSAT/NMSQT for the first time in October 2015. The PSAT 10 will be available to 10th-grade students in the spring.

The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 are tightly aligned with the redesigned SAT and provide educators and students with the chance to check in on student progress. Both tests will support all students with a clear focus on the skills and knowledge that matter most for college and career success. …

Deadline for the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest from the Ayn Rand Institute is fast approaching!

Atlas ShruggedHave you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.

ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. This year the Ayn Rand Institute will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $90,000.

Eligibility: 12th Graders, College Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 23RD, 2015

1ST PLACE, $20,000, 1 Winner
2ND PLACE, $2,000, 3 Winners
3RD PLACE, $1,000, 5 Winners

FINALISTS, $100, 25 Winners
SEMIFINALISTS, $50, 50 Winners

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