The Common Core State Standards Initiative will trigger a higher level of critical thinking and deeper understanding into your child’s curriculum. There will also be a new standardized test in English and math. The Common Core benchmarks will be supported by one of two new standardized tests in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative seeks to standardize and improve education across the nation. Another major change due to Common Core State Standards Initiative to be on the lookout for is in math. Students will be required to show more work in solving math problems. Tomorrow we will have more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to be aware of.
New public school standards for learning called the Common Core State Standards Initiative will launch this fall in 45 states across the United States including Massachusetts. There will be changes in your child’s education due to the new standards. One of the major changes will be the inclusion of more nonfiction reading and persuasive writing in all grades. Check here tomorrow for more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to watch out for.
If any members of the Y3K Tutor In Your Home family attended the finish line of the Boston Marathon, we hope you are safe. After this terrible and unspeakable terrorist act, all we can say is you are in our hearts and prayers.
Initial research suggests that pregnant women who eat lots of fish – especially tuna, swordfish and other fish with high mercury levels are more likely to have children with ADHD. Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health tracked 788 Massachusetts children between 1993 and 1998. Then they had the children’s mothers keep food diaries while they were pregnant so they could see how much fish the women ate. They took hair samples from them after they gave birth so they could test their mercury levels.
Eight years later, they asked the children’s teachers if the kids exhibited ADHD-like symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness. The researchers concluded that the women who had the most mercury in their hair were 60% more likely to have a child who exhibited ADHD-like behavior.
High school AP courses are not the classes that make a student stand out like they did in the past to colleges. Whether it is the most accurate measure or not, magazines factor in AP classes all the time in determining their list of top public high schools. In fact Boston Magazine rated Weston High School in Weston, MA first in its list of the state’s top public high schools.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home would like to send out congratulations to a town and school that is near and dear to our heart. U.S. News and World Report released their annual list of best high schools across the country and Dover-Sherborn High School in Dover, MA is near the top of the list. Dover-Sherborn High School was ranked 6th best high school in Massachusetts and the 166th best high school in the United States. They also received a gold metal rating.
According to the U.S. News and World Report website, Dover-Sherborn High School ranks in the 99% percentile in proficiency in English and the 98% percentile in proficiency in math. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams, allowing the AP participation rate at Dover-Sherborn High School to be 72%.
Boston magazine recently named Dover-Sherborn High School 3rd best public high school in the Metro-West area. Schools were judged on graduation rates, student-teacher ratios, extracurricular opportunities, and academic performances on the MCAS, SATs, and AP exams, which were considered the most important factors, according to the magazine. Their list mentions Dover-Sherborn High School’s graduation rate at 95.2% and it’s 99% college-bound rating is the list’s highest. Over the past 10 years our Dover tutoring and test prep services have helped Dover-Sherborn High School students achieve success. Y3K Tutor In Your Home is proud to say that we are a part of the Dover community.
Vaccination Myth: “Serious diseases like polio have already been eradicated, so there is no need to vaccinate against them.”
While many diseases have been wiped out for the most part in the United States of America, they have not been eradicated around the world. That means you could still be at risk if you go abroad or come into contact with an infected person from overseas. In fact the increase in non-vaccinated immigrants that enter America and the increase in formerly eradicated diseases is not a coincidence. If your kids are not vaccinated, there is a good chance that they could become exposed to some major diseases and suffer like so many people did years ago.
Today Y3K Tutor In Your Home will be making Newton, MA in home pick-ups as part of our Animal Rescue League of Boston Collection Drive for their Dedham shelter. Look for us as stops will be on Washington St., Walnut St., Parker St. and Boylston St. Newton, MA. Of course you are always welcome to schedule a pick-up where you live even if you are not using our Newton tutoring or test prep services. Call 781-492-8700 to schedule an appointment.
Today Y3K Tutor In Your Home will be making Wellesley, MA in home pick-ups as part of our Animal Rescue League of Boston Collection Drive for their Dedham shelter. Look for us as stops will be on Washington St., Weston Rd. and Benvenue St. Wellesley MA. Of course you are always welcome to schedule a pick-up where you live even if you are not using our Wellesley tutoring or test prep services. Call 781-492-8700 to schedule an appointment.