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What is the Common Application? You might be familiar with the Common Application, Common App for short, which serves as a single application that is shared by over 900 colleges, including every Ivy League school and similarly elite universities like Stanford. The Common App allows you to enter information like your name, demographics, extracurricular activities, … Read more

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Students

The New Year is a great time to reflect on the changes we want to or need to make. If you’re a student looking at ways to improve yourself and make the transition to college easier, here are some resolutions you might consider: 1. Stop procrastinating: How often have you underestimated how much time it will … Read more

What Motivates Students?

Researchers examined 150 studies on student motivation and found that … “teachers and parents influence motivation… by satisfying three psychological needs.” These are “competency, belonging and autonomy.”The first need is for a sense of competency. Students often don’t believe that they can understand a new subject or master a new skill. However, when teachers can … Read more

New Test Scores Show Learning Gaps

As most parents already know too well, last year’s learning disruptions caused significant problems for CT students. According to the Hartford Courant, an Aug. 31 State Dept of Education report revealed that students attending remote classes, either through a hybrid model or entirely remotely, lost ground. The Smarter Balanced Test, administered this year between late … Read more