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*Brand New* – Check out our new event: STEM Night

STEM Night is something we’ve been working on. Click here to view the video: STEM Night If you or your school would like to host an event like this, please contact either Howie Herbert (hjherbert@comcast.net) or Steve Megna (smegna@ptd.net).   Thanks! Young Consumer Team

Testimonial: Parents, Teachers and Students Love our program

**Excerpt taken from: The National Career Guidance News – 2001… Young Consumer: A New Jersey Best Practice – For the past 3 years, the Salem County School-to-Career Partnership has been participating in a program entitled “Young Consumer” with fourth-grade students in Salem County. This program extends the boundaries of the classroom through community partnerships. The program started out as a pilot at the Penn
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Thank You Letter

Here, here!!!The feedback that we got from students, teachers, and parents today was just great.  The kids loved the opportunity to be in your store and shop and problem solve, and they all came back so excited. I asked a few of them what they thought when they originally heard that they were going to Shop Rite.  To say that they were skeptical would
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Parents Be Aware

If your child is in the primary grades (pre-K through 5th grade) you need to be aware of a new National Assessment (end of the year test) based on the Common Core Standards adopted in 2010.  A new cycle of assessment has been slated for the 2014-2015 school year.  These tests will begin at grade 3 in language arts and mathematics.  Public and private
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PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) is a 22-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and math.  PARCC benefits: Students will know if they are on track to graduate ready for college and careers   Teachers with regular results available to guide learning and instruction   Parents with clear and timely information about the progress of
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The Young Consumer Program – Citizens Alert

The Young Consumer Program is a community driven activity that extends the boundaries of home and the classroom in an effort to transform the process of educating young learners for the remainder of the 21st century and beyond. In 2010 most states have agreed on Common Core National Standards that define what students should know and be able to perform. In the 2014 school
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How Children Learn: We’ve Done Some Research

WHAT BRAIN RESEARCH TELLS US: Fast-paced, busy lives and stressful pressure for survival are robbing millions of parents of the time to nurture their children.  They need to cultivate their cognitive and emotional development in a loving, playful, and joy filled relationship. We can’t expect or depend upon others to be responsible for our children’s brainpower. School and expensive toys simply cannot replace the
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Highlights From Bristol, Connecticut

A 4th grade class in Southside School in Bristol, Connecticut has taken the pancake problem (Tower of Hanoi) to a new level.  The entire class practiced every day before school started.  Everyone in the class mastered 4 and 5 pancakes (that is 15 moves for 4 pancakes and 31 moves for 5 pancakes).  But, they did not stop there.  About one half of the
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Young Consumer Program: Looking Forward To A New Year

We hope you enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to the 2012-2013 school year.  The 2011-2012 Young Consumer Program was the most productive and successful year to date (1998-2012).  Young Consumer participants exceeded 14,000 and that does not include the countless shopping spectators that share the store on the morning of the shopping visit. Our Cogmotion team, including Steve, Howie, Vicki, Ryan, Michelle
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