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Eggs and Education Issues, North Carolina Style

January 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Eggs and Education Issues, North Carolina Style
Raleigh Educational Help

As a short-time North Carolina resident and a long-time educator, I was disheartened when I saw other states luring away our state’s teachers with the promise of better pay and more professional consideration. Back in the dark ages of the 1990’s when I was a classroom teacher in Colorado, North Carolina teachers were held in… Read more »

Every Student Succeeds

December 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Every Student Succeeds

The latest effort to “fix” public education arrived on the scene December 10, 2015, when President Obama signed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). President Johnson signed The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as an attempt to ensure that every child had access to an education. In 2002, George W. Bush… Read more »

PSAT Scores: A Key Piece to College Prep

November 17, 2015 | Comments Off on PSAT Scores: A Key Piece to College Prep

Last month thousands of high school students sat uneasily in their chairs, sinking teeth marks into their pencils as College Board unveiled the new PSAT/NMSQT. Hailed as the next panacea for high stakes pre-collegiate testing, the new and improved PSAT is part of a suite of assessments that includes the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and… Read more »

Make Friends Through School Activities

October 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Make Friends Through School Activities

How are middle and high school students expected to move past the “hi” and “bye” stage of friendship in a period of their lives where peers rule? The teenage years are ripe with angst, growing pains and social adjustment. Childhood friendships often collapse under the strain of new schools, peer pressure, unequal maturity levels and… Read more »

Student Organization at Home and on the Phone

September 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Student Organization at Home and on the Phone

I love September. It has all the promise of a new year without the fanfare of resolutions, fireworks and watching the ball drop at Time Square. September starts off with Labor Day that signals the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. It is the perfect time to revisit putting organization… Read more »

The Counselor Is In: Meet Karen the Counselor

September 11, 2015 | Comments Off on The Counselor Is In: Meet Karen the Counselor

Dear Colleagues, We’re LIVE! Thanks to Che & Etoria Hill and Joy Drew APLS Group has launched APLS Group Institute (formerly Education Services) on YouTube. Our first program offering is The Counselor is In. Please tune in and tell all your friends who have middle & high school students to tune in  for a few… Read more »

Student Athletes: Beyond the Dream

September 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Student Athletes: Beyond the Dream

APLS Group Institute, the education service branch of NC training and consulting firm, APLS Group, has created a Go Fund Me site that debuts on September 8, 2015. We are seeking contributions to fund the workshop; College and the Business of Athletics, to be offered free of charge to student- athletes and their parents/guardians in… Read more »

Planting Education Seeds in the Summer

August 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Planting Education Seeds in the Summer

Final Installment – Time Management As summer draws to an end, so does your planting season for effective summer strategies for building a college-going culture at home. Now that you have set a formidable foundation by honing your family’s organization skills, it’s time to prepare for the start of a new school year where time management… Read more »

Celebrating 15 years!

July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Celebrating 15 years!

APLS Group is thrilled to celebrate 15 years of providing training and coaching services to organizations and individuals worldwide!     We marked the occasion with a huge party on July 10th at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.  Clients, partners, vendors and other special guests joined us for an evening of food, fun and… Read more »

Planting Education Seeds in the Summer, Part III

June 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Planting Education Seeds in the Summer, Part III

Home Organization 101 Continued—Getting Your Student Organized Welcome to the third blog in a summer series on creating a college-bound culture at home. Establishing a pathway to an organized life is one of the most important gifts parents can give to their children. Organization is a lifelong skill that pays large dividends. It is the… Read more »