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Knowledge is Power

This fall, e.Merging will celebrate our eight year anniversary. As a teacher, and mother of four children, I have always viewed September as my “New Year.”  I love the crisp new calendar, the fall sports schedules, and the school supplies.  There is something so hopeful about new, crisp books, optimistic teacher letters and the belief […]

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The BEST School vs. the best school FIT: How to find the right school for your child

Back-to-school is an exciting and energy-filled time of year, and for those with children in pre-k, fifth, and eighth grades, it is also the time to start thinking about the transition to the next level of schooling and diving into the school choice process.  The first question that many of us are looking to answer […]

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Upcoming Informational Talks from e.Merging: How to Navigate the Process and Choose the Right Middle School, High School, & College

In the coming weeks, e.Merging Educational Consulting will be offering a number of presentations to parents facing the transitions to middle and high school, as well those already starting to think about college. On Tuesday, September 24th, e.Merging’s secondary specialist Leanna Harris will be speaking to 5th grade parents on “How to Navigate Middle School […]

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Keep Your School Choice Options Open by Knowing Important Dates

It’s hard to start thinking about school choice for next year when this school year is just getting underway. However, if your child is transitioning to elementary, middle, or high school in the fall of 2014 there are some things you can do right now to leave as many options as possible open for your […]

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Expeditionary Learning: What’s it all about?

This fall DPS will be welcoming a new school to their cadre: the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (DDES), which will be opening for students in grades k-2.  DDES joins a group of over 25 schools in Colorado that are part of the national Expeditionary Learning Schools network. There are EL schools at all levels k-12.  […]

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The Role of CHOICE in the School Choice Process

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the role of choice when making the transition from either elementary to middle or from middle to high school.  Unlike when children are first starting their formal education in kindergarten, by 5th and especially 8th grade it’s important for kids to have at least some say in where […]

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How to Find the BEST Middle School for Your Child

Here are 5 things that 4th grade parents can start doing now! A friend who recently went through the DPS choice process for her 5th grade twins commented to me, “I sure hope the college process isn’t this stressful!”. While the transition from elementary to middle school is an exciting and meaningful milestone for young […]

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Denver’s Charter, Magnet and Innovation Schools!

Denver Public Schools offer choices galore for the 2012-2013 school year It’s that time of year….already! If you are considering a charter or magnet school within Denver Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year then now is the time to start the process. Many of the schools are already accepting applications and have Open House […]

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How to Fuel Your Child’s Thinking

Confessions of a 3.0 Parent Summer is here and the grades are in.  The expected, and often dreaded, report card is the hard data I have been waiting for that informs me of my child’s successes and failures.   As my eyes scan down the form for the As and Bs, and (God forbid Cs), I […]

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Relocation and School Choice

Each year thousands of American families relocate to different cities pursuing career possibilities and a better lifestyle. While some family members may be excited and inspired by the move, others may feel a sense of stress, anxiety and fear of the unknown. The National Network for Children (2003) reports that each year one out of […]

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