The Periodic Table of College Scholarships

At SKoolAide, we want to make your scholarship search easy and fun, while helping you find free money to pay for your college education. That’s why ScholarshipExperts.com created the Periodic Table of College Scholarships — an interactive tool to help you explore thousands of scholarships available online and find opportunities that match your academic achievements, […]

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, […]

Kiara Molina – Poised, Precocious, and Purposed 9th Grader! The Power of Educational Excellence!

Kiara is just one powerful example of success from Geoffrey Canada’s education reform initiative in Harlem, NYC. She’s also a wonderful reflection of the level of achievement and return on investment that  parents (& grandparents) who’re committed to motivate their children to fulfill their potential can receive.  Who knows…this might just be a warm up […]

Girl Power…Genuises for Good!

The all-girl team from Providence Day School includes, from left to right, Taylor Gerlach, Rose DelleFave, Blaire Barton, Abbie Cochell, Kelly Albert, Alexandra Embs, Grace Clements, Katherine Holway, Haley Ritchie, Victoria Xu, and team advisor Barbara Morrow. A team of 9th grade girls is developing a system of interconnected desks that turns the nervous foot-tapping […]

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.

DRIVE

In light of this young man’s life journey this word has many meanings. To move forward, to pursue a goal with fierce and unwavering determination to accomplish it regardless of the obstacles to be faced and overcome, to use a resource to get from one place to another. All of these things and more has […]

The Teenager Who May Out-Shine Einstein

Jacob Barnett is a perfect example of the extraordinary potential that lies within each young person.  Especially when a child’s unique abilities and talents are guided and encouraged to overcome challenges and perceived limitations. From a recent article on him we learn that… “When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate […]

Dear Mother…

Happy Mother’s Day…   Wow.

And Now…Something That Will Be a Little Controversial…But Important to Hear

Bringing attention and focus on “the good, the bad, and the desperately needs to be fixed”, is a commitment that we at SKoolAide are very intentional to perform. Sometimes that means bringing to light uncomfortable issues that will hopefully lead to responsible discussion and solution finding.  It is our hope that we’ve made it very […]

The Future of Education

Image credit: davinciinstitute.com The question is…are we (as students, parents and educators) getting ready for it? The following article from Futurist David Houle (author of “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education”) provides insights as to what changes in education we can expect and what we should be doing to prepare. In […]