Feed Your Brain…Or Be Like These Students…Zombies(?!)

Guys…in literature…the following is what can be described as a cautionary tale. IOW, Don’t be like these college students….PLEASE! Real Talk guys…knowing basic history and the current leadership of your country is just a little more important than knowing just about anything about Snooki and her crew…knawmean? A mind…not to mention TUITION…is a terrible thing […]

8 Mistakes Parents Make When They Help Kids Apply To College

The 2015 college application season has officially opened. But in our desire to help our kids navigate this land-mine-fraught road, we might actually be doing some things that harm them. Lynn O’Shaughnessy, a nationally recognized college expert, author of “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, […]

The Wisdom of Julie Delmedico – Testing And The Impact on Student Creativity

Julie Delmedico states… “I think the best kind of education is one that teaches you to speak and think for yourself,” she says. “That’s much more valuable than passing your exams.” Let us know if you agree with her.

Education’s Effect on Income

Students…The following statistics speak for themselves. Use SKoolAide to discover your best fit and do what’s necessary to get where you want to go!

The (Literary) DNA of Heroes and Heroines

What makes up a hero(ine)? The following is a fantastic video crafted by the TED-Ed crew that helps answer the question. The beautiful truth I’ve learned is that this DNA is inside each one of us. And the wonderful thing is that we don’t need gamma ray radiation, a bite from a radioactive spider, or […]

Alarming Statistic – Two in Four Adults (Worldwide) Lacking High School Education

Startling statistic: “Today, nearly 2 in 4 adults worldwide haven’t achieved the equivalent of a High School education. Innovation to expect in Education over the next 5 years as projected by IBM CTO Dr. Katharine Frase to help change this paradigm – “In five years, the classroom will learn about each individual student and provide […]

Academic Competition or Discrimination?

We have to admit that this particular situation caused a lot of discussion among the SKA team. It raised some thought provoking questions and responses as to whether undeniably positive results are worth the potentially negative emotional and psychological impact on those students who don’t (or in some cases can’t) rise to the challenge to […]

When You Wish Upon A Star…Something Wonderful Happens

Here’s a SUPER Kool application from Google’s Chrome developers. It’s an interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100000 nearby stars. Click on our galaxy and Take the Tour and prepare to have your mind blown. Science ROCKS!!

Calvin and Hobbes *(Almost) Share The Meaning of Life…

…or as it should be. This AMAZING homage to the spirit of the greatest comic strip eva’ (Calvin & Hobbes and their phenomenal creator Bill Watterson) by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than is a must read for students, parents, and educators alike. Take a long trip through your imagination as you step into a world of…truth.

Proposed Changes To PLUS Loans Program Will Make College Tuition More Affordable

This is critically important legislation that’s being proposed by President Obama’s administration to help make college much more affordable for every person that desires to pursue higher education. Both the CNN video clip and the Huffington Post commentators provide insights into how the proposed changes are intended to significantly reduce the pain points associated with […]