In this issue, Audrey Noyes Ludemann explores what to consider when deciding whether to look for a new school for your child. We are pleased to offer the second installment of a guest interview to discuss testing trends with Heather Hoerle, executive director of the Secondary School Admission Test Board. Cammie Bertram discusses how thinking about the whole child helps to find a successful school fit, a column reprinted from Moffly Media’s Independent School Guide. Holly McGlennon Treat identifies strategies for helping eighth graders make the transition to boarding school. Deena Maerowitz and Jeremy McGeorge write a joint column about college planning for students who have had a therapeutic issue temporarily interrupt their educational path. Our Bertram News column celebrates Linda Magnussen’s becoming a Certified Educational Planner and explains the meaning of such certification. Worthwhile Detours announces a panel discussion about college planning that is of interest to parents—and which features Deena Maerowitz as a guest speaker.
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In this issue, we are pleased to bring you key insights into the SSAT through a guest interview with Heather Hoerle, Executive Director of the Secondary School Admission Test Board. In addition, Audrey Noyes Ludemann offers perspective for families who are currently awaiting admission decisions. Holly McGlennon Treat explores the foundation of resilience and how educational settings can nurture this trait in a child. Jeremy McGeorge offers strategies for keeping communication flowing between parents and teens. Linda Magnussen reveals the advantages of targeting early admission deadlines for college. Bertram News highlights the types of unique opportunities summer presents for students. The Sustainable Paths column shares a way of thinking about the environment. And Worthwhile Detours recommends a film and book that are each receiving attention in their fields.
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This issue offers a variety of information to guide you along the journey of educational planning. Holly McGlennon Treat shares a theory of success that is relevant for both selecting and settling in to new schools. Jeremy McGeorge shares resources available to families who are worried about teen behaviors and reports on school sustainability trends. The new “Action Steps” column by Audrey Noyes Ludemann presents six savvy strategies for productive boarding school visits. Deena Maerowitz steers candidates away from common blunders of college essay writing. Bertram News introduces our newest professional affiliates: Linda Magnussen and Kristen J. Naspo and Worthwhile Detours recommends two critically-acclaimed books—one a scholarly work about executive functioning and ADHD and the other a middle grade novel that is being used in many schools. In addition, Camille M. Bertram, Audrey Noyes Ludemann and Kristen J. Naspo report on a recent trip to Shanghai and Hong Kong, where they encountered significant interest in U.S. and Canadian educational opportunities.
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The summer 2013 edition relaunches our newsletter with a fresh design and new columns to bring you not only the latest trends in education, but The Bertram Group's expertise in how those trends relate to your current planning for your son or daughter. Cammie Bertram’s greeting outlines how we have expanded capacity and her column for From the Quad highlights new research about the effects of “helicopter parenting.” The New Connections column introduces professional affiliate Deena Maerowitz, whose strategies for balancing summer fun and college applications can be found in College Bound. Holly McGlennon Treat discusses the value of “grit,” one of the latest buzzwords in the admissions field, and Audrey Noyes Ludemann explores how the latest thinking about dyslexia emphasizes student strengths. For those who want to explore these topics further, Worthwhile Detours offers links about a best-selling book on the topic of grit and an award-winning documentary regarding dyslexia. Following student desire for colleges and universities with an environmental commitment, we also report on the trends among higher educational institutions to address sustainability.
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Our Spring Newsletter highlights some of the work our network of consultants has been doing, especially with IECA. We also provide links to several educational websites, particularly a complimentary e-learning educational webinar series of which Bertram is a part. In From the Quad, we remind our readers of the timeless advice about handling the good and not so good responses to applications which we wrote about two years ago. We address the issue of “senioritis” on high school campuses and point out an interesting Wall Street Journal article dealing with the recognition of college administrators to balance academic workload for students with other demands they are facing. We also highlight an interesting interview with Pete Upham, Executive Director of The Association of Boarding Students which addresses trends he is observing in the boarding school arena. As always we have information on dates and applications for standardized testing for college, graduate school and secondary schools and provide you with an overview of technology tools to assist students with learning disabilities. Finally, as always, we give you our thoughts on trends and information pertaining to green schools and environmental educational issues.
As always, we hope you enjoy this issue and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.