Jan 23, 2018The annual campaign runs from January 21 – 27, 2018 and holds itself out as “the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education.” But what’s the bottom line behind “school choice” – and for the future of tutoring?
Jan 22, 2018The tech giant is ramping up its efforts to woe K-12 schools away from educational device and software juggernaut, Google, while unveiling a suite of ‘personalized learning tools.’
Jan 22, 2018D.C. fifth graders are picking up books faster than ever, thanks to a student-driven initiative to connect more kids to reading and asking life’s big questions.
Jan 22, 2018For critics of Common Core and ACT/SAT who think the modern standards narrow students’ learning and critical thinking, the Classic Learning Test is one way to buck the trend. For tutors, it’s a great chance to expand business into an emerging test market.
Jan 21, 2018After tutoring his own son to read better, one Ohio parent and police officer is hoping to grow his ‘Right to Read’ tutoring program nationwide and involve more community partners in improving students’ lives.
Jan 21, 2018Despite lower AP class enrollment and performance for poorer school districts, NYC is pushing ahead to expand access to the critical college-prep coursework for all city high schoolers.
Jan 21, 2018Tutors are fostering community spirit as well as equipping English learners with the means to succeed in their new lives in the U.S.
Jan 18, 2018When it comes to demoralized educators, one expert points the finger at the education system, not individual teachers - many of who see tutoring as an alternative to the daily grind.
Jan 18, 2018The inspiring story of two educators and their passion for baking and transforming student's lives - an example of how local businesses can bring tutoring into the community.
Jan 18, 2018The Volunteer State's $2 million initiative saw a dramatic improvement in high school seniors' second-round scores last year – giving them a critical leg up as they prepare for college.
Jan 17, 2018Sometimes one tutor can't face the world alone. When the going gets tough, consider the option of bringing an associate tutor aboard to share the workload and grow your business, too.
Jan 17, 2018Most states have a long way to go to provide better quality education and equal access, according to EdWeek Research Center’s 2018 report card on the nation’s schools.
Jan 17, 2018US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had harsh words for past education reforms and called for more “educational freedom” – but how serious is the Trump administration about really tackling America’s education crisis?
Jan 17, 2018There’s no time machine (yet) to carry students back to zero hour on exam day, but in a worst-case scenario, students can cancel their SAT or ACT scores. Here’s how.
Jan 16, 201812 months after his inauguration, President Trump’s movement on education policy and reform is as spotty as his administration’s track record generally.
Jan 16, 2018Illinois high schoolers participating in the state’s new “competency-based learning” programs are reinventing the wheel when it comes to K-12 education.
Jan 16, 2018Tutors have an opportunity when it comes to the debate over reforming America’s public schools to offer an out-of-the-box solution to policymakers and students alike.
Jan 15, 2018When it comes to education results, it turns out money does talk, according to a new study on school spending and student performance after the Great Recession.
Jan 15, 2018As Americans mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on his birthday this year, the legendary civil rights leader's comments on U.S. education remain as relevant as ever.
Jan 15, 2018With more SAT and ACT test-takers than ever before thanks to a NYC initiative, tutors have their work cut out for them to help narrow the achievement gap facing students.
Jan 11, 2018Appearances can be misleading when it comes to misbehaving students. What might seem like a problem student could be a student facing serious problems tutors can help address.
Jan 11, 2018They may be the bane of students everywhere and a boon for tutors, but for the professionals who design them, standardized tests are a labor of love - and a lot of effort.
Jan 11, 2018Silence may not just be golden: it could also be the exact tool your students need to sharpen their critical thinking skills and provide better answers.
Jan 10, 2018Thousands of educators sell their lesson plans and other material online, often weighing the need to survive against potential ethical and legal issues.
Jan 10, 2018Parents needs tutors as much as students need the academic support. Why? Because tutors can help parents navigate their children’s long-term path to success.
Jan 10, 2018Community-based efforts in California, Ohio, and Oklahoma put tutors on the ground where it matters most, offering struggling students the academic support and care they critically need to succeed.
Jan 09, 2018There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the TV personality’s political ambitions. Some are wondering what a prospective President Winfrey would mean for American education.
Jan 09, 2018Teaching students how to code isn’t just about computer programming. Combining coding with literacy can teach students valuable broader skills and critical thinking, too.
Jan 09, 2018The closer together we work, the more we collaborate and grow professionally, indicates the latest studies on how proximity affects educators in the workplace.
Jan 09, 2018Tutors play a major role in students’ lives—and that includes their health, too. Here’s 5 tips for helping your students manage the stress that comes with crunching for exams.
Jan 08, 2018The controversial education reform was meant to herald a new era of helping struggling students—but more than a decade on, policy planners are still left struggling with the law’s legacy.
Jan 08, 2018New research shows that wealthy school districts don’t necessarily do as much heavy lifting as poorer districts in improving their students’ academic performance.
Jan 08, 2018Observations and feedback can play a positive role in developing a tutor’s skills—and deliver better results for students, too.
Jan 07, 2018There’s plenty of talk about money and test results in education, but how can we tackle critical issues like race and inequality?
Jan 07, 2018Data is not just for the experts: Big Data advocates argue parents deserve to know how their students and schools are performing, too.
Jan 04, 2018Tutoring is a noble calling but it can take some effort to stay in the game: one tutor shares his tips for long-term survival.
Jan 04, 2018With only days to go before 35 states must submit their education reform plans for USDOE approval, policy experts worry not much will change for schools in need.
Jan 04, 2018NY Gov. Cuomo laid out a more modest plan for education priorities than in 2017, offering resources to poorer school districts, and said NY intends to sue the federal government over tax reform.
Jan 04, 2018Dysgraphia – where students experience trouble with writing – might affect up to 20% of the population. Here’s some ways to identify the condition and help students manage.
Jan 03, 2018Fiscal woes don’t look set to please anyone in NY’s education sector: can tutors fill in when tight budgets constrain schools’ ambitions?
Jan 03, 2018Personalized Learning is more than just EdTech, according to RI’s chief education innovator: it’s giving every student an equal stake in their education.
Jan 03, 2018SCOTUS is set to hear a landmark case on states’ requiring public sector union membership – with dim prospects for the future of collective bargaining.
Jan 02, 2018The SAT and ACT remain crucial benchmarks for college-bound students: Clark gives tutors the what, when and how-to-go-about-test-prep for the standardized exams in 2018.
Jan 02, 2018With 2017’s rollercoaster of a year over, education experts are offering their predictions for what kind of ride the education sector can expect in 2018.
Jan 02, 2018Educators rightfully spend a lot of time thinking about what and how they’re going to teach. Author Dan Pink wants to get us thinking about when, too.
Jan 02, 2018Only 13 states – including NY – now require high schoolers to pass exit exams to graduate.
Dec 21, 2017One of the leading lights in NYC’s charter school movement says EdTech’s priorities need to shift toward supporting educators, not seeking to replace them.
Dec 21, 2017Marks aren’t the only way to track student progress outside of traditional curriculum, with one tech educator offering a creative alternative.
Dec 21, 2017When it comes to improving education, R&D techniques can play a role in facilitating safe and inclusive innovation.
Dec 20, 2017With teachers already under financial pressure, the NYC Ed Department’s recent decision to close 14 public schools only compounds their woes.
Dec 20, 2017More states are following the research: engaging young learners pays off in the long run. Will smart tutors follow suit and jump into an emerging market?
Dec 20, 2017Tutors can find ways to “humanize” the learning process by treating students for what they are: human beings with fears, hopes, and needs.
Dec 19, 2017As the Congress debates the final touches to its proposed tax overhaul, the $250 tax deduction for educators survives another day.
Dec 19, 2017From personalized learning to engaging students holistically, the highly specialized world of Special Education has plenty to teach tutors.
Dec 18, 2017Project management holds useful insights into how tutors can adapt lessons and student learning to the new process-oriented skills of the modern workplace.
Dec 17, 2017When an investigation exposed one D.C. high school’s allowing failing students to graduate, educators nationwide chimed in: the problem is larger than any one school.
Dec 17, 2017Are public schools a thing of the past? While the current US Secretary of Education may think so, others are saying: give public schools a real chance to succeed.
Dec 17, 2017Can EdTech overcome the disparity in funding between white and minority businesses? It’s more than just a matter of money, argues one social entrepreneur: communities know themselves best.
Dec 14, 2017The practice of mindfulness may have its limits when it comes to nurturing students’ creativity and academic success.
Dec 14, 2017Connected learning is essential if students are going to retain and reflect on the knowledge tutors give them.
Dec 13, 2017Life skills outside of the classroom play a major role in determining academic success. Can tutors take note and add another dimension to their students’ experience?
Dec 13, 2017New ‘community schools’ are challenging old ways of addressing the social and economic factors facing vulnerable students – with some promising results.
Dec 13, 2017Edtech, and tutoring tech in particular, favors wealthy families. This does a huge disservice to the future of education.
Dec 12, 2017Independent reviewers had some harsh words for states’ plans to improve their education systems, calling many of them “uncreative” and falling short of Every Student Succeeds Act benchmarks.
Dec 12, 2017With schools facing a chronic teacher shortage and machine learning moving at an exponential pace, some tech experts predict Artificial Intelligence and robots will soon play a large role in how we teach and manage students. But how large a role?
Dec 12, 2017Data transparency advocates argue that states aren’t fully utilizing students’ reports cards to communicate data and state education priorities more clearly to parents.
Dec 11, 2017A NYC Councillor wants the city’s PTAs to disclose their memberships and fundraising in an effort to showcase the divide between rich and poor schools, sometimes even within the same school district. A recent report indicates the issue is hardly confined to NYC: will other cities follow suit?
Dec 11, 2017Can students take ownership in tracking their own academic performance? One tech developer says the answer is yes and offers his own perspective from talking to teachers and developing the technology to involve students in monitoring—and motivating—themselves toward success.
Dec 11, 2017Early childhood education plays a major role in boosting student performance. However, poor school funding and student performance in math and reading continue to hold back students.
Dec 10, 2017Southern California fires are still burning, L.A. Unified closed 265 schools as a result, but is keeping school meals available for students in need.
Dec 10, 2017A new investigative article buy the Huffington Post finds that not all students with disabilities are getting the education the government guarantees them.
Dec 10, 2017There are new resources available to teachers looking to implement problem-based learning in their teaching
Dec 07, 2017New York City is opening resource hubs in every borough to assist students with disabilities in their transition out of the system and into adulthood.
Dec 05, 2017Kids are graduating from high school at higher rates, extending a trend starting with the standardization of graduation rates in 2011. It might be too soon to celebrate, though...
Nov 30, 2017How the decision to overturn net neutrality could impact students and educators. You've probably been
Nov 21, 2017How lessons learned from leapfrogging in other sectors could make education more equal. Progress often
Nov 08, 2017An overview of the AABL and the details to know about the test. Student testing
Oct 31, 2017An in-depth look at New York City’s Gifted & Talented Program and testing process.
Oct 24, 2017What ADHD is and how those affected by it can benefit from tutoring. Attention Deficit
Oct 10, 2017Key details and dates to help you prepare for this year’s test season. Now
Sep 14, 2017My thoughts on the teacher income gap. By Megan O'Connor, Co-founder & CEO, Clark On
Sep 07, 2017Five ways tutors can help students prepare for their first year of college. The transition
Sep 05, 2017The important news and interesting stories in education that you may have missed this past
Aug 30, 2017Why traditional grading systems are being reevaluated and the new form of student assessment some
Aug 29, 2017Findings from the latest studies on how sleep affects academic performance and the impact this
Aug 22, 2017The reasons political neutrality is important for educators and how to direct the current conversation
Aug 16, 2017An analysis of test flexibility and the new college admissions requirements. As of August 2017,
Aug 15, 2017Eight of the most informative and interesting podcasts that focus on education. Listening to podcasts
Aug 10, 2017How artificial intelligence is playing a complex role in today’s learning environment. From Amazon’
Aug 03, 2017A look at the new research linking personalized learning to improved math skills and the
Jul 27, 2017Five of the best tools tutors can use when teaching even the youngest students how
Jul 13, 2017What tutors should know about The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) before it goes into
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Jul 06, 2017Four of the most popular and in-demand subjects taught by tutors. There is growing evidence
Jun 27, 2017We’re excited to share some great news about Clark. We were featured on last
Jun 22, 2017Tutoring students in executive functioning abilities can lead to significant motivation and self-confidence development in
Jun 01, 2017Five topics for tutors to consider incorporating into off-season sessions. It’s clear that continuing
May 11, 2017With summer on the horizon, tutors can keep sessions in motion with these tools that
May 09, 2017Three important questions for tutors to ask when seeking out professional development opportunities. The most