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Building a Village with Elizabeth Alexander is LIVE!!!!

I can’t wait for you to hear the next #GCP Podcast episode, which is out TODAY! In this episode I talk with Elizabeth Alexander–– President of the Mellon Foundation, poet, author, educator, a true Renaissance Woman–– about how to talk with our kids about money and philanthropy, the parenting lessons she received from her parents and her late husband and [...]

Standardized Test Success with David Coleman

Have you been thinking/worrying about how your child does on standardized tests?  Is the SAT on your child's horizon?  This week's GCP Podcast episode is just what you need.  David Coleman, CEO of the College Board (makers of the SAT, SAT II and AP tests) joins me to share some really helpful tips for "Standardized Test Success”.  What starts [...]

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Let’s Talk History

  Today is Indigenous People's Day, the holiday also known as Columbus Day. While many of us were taught in elementary school that "Columbus discovered America" in 1492, we now know that Christopher Columbus never set foot on what we know as the United States. Moreover, when he and his Spanish army got to the Caribbean islands in 1492 [...]

How Are Your Kids Doing in School These Days?

Parents, how are things going on the schooling front? Whether your child is remotely learning from home or is back in the classroom, no doubt you are front and center in how he or she is doing.  We've focused on parent self-care to make sure that you're good; now it is time to check in on the children.  Here [...]

How to Celebrate Class of 2020 Grads

Do you have a child graduating this Spring?  Wondering how to celebrate this wonderful achievement in today's locked down, socially distanced world?  Here are some suggestions:  Honor the graduation traditions:  get a cap and gown, send out announcements  (if the school provides or you want to create your own).  Your child may think it silly to get a cap [...]

College in the Time of Covid-19: What We Learned, pt. 2

Last week GCP co-hosted a webinar on the current state of college admissions featuring a top-notch expert panel.  If you missed part 1 of the highlights you can find them here.  We continue with part 2 of the highlights of this informative session.   Grading: College admissions officers understand that high schools have handled Spring semester grading in a [...]

College in the Time of Covid-19: What We Learned

Thanks to all who attended the GCP/Hunter College Continuing Education webinar College Admissions in the Time of Covid-19, which was held on May 6th.  A great many parents registered and turned out for this webinar to hear the latest on college admissions news from our panel of experts: David Coleman, CEO of the College Board Eric J. Furda,  Dean [...]

Join GCP Tomorrow for College Admissions in the Time of Covid-19

Our second free webinar, College in the Time of COVID-19, is almost here!  Tomorrow, May 6th, at 1pm EDT  I'll be talking about the impact of COVID-19 on the college admissions process with these experts: David Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, The College Board Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial [...]

Great Advice from “School In the Time of COVID-19” Webinar

Thanks to all who attended the Ground Control Parenting/Hunter College Continuing Education webinar School in the Time of COVID-19, which was held on April 22.  We had a great turnout, and heard wonderful advice and tips from our panel of experts: Dr. Karen Hopkins, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, specializing in behavioral and developmental [...]

Thoughtful Thursday: Teach Your Children Poetry

Since you are primarily in charge of teaching your children these days, why not teach them some poetry?  April is Poetry Month, after all.  In today's Thoughtful Thursday we will look at three poems by African American poets (all women, in fact), which you and your children can enjoy learning about and discussing. If you need some motivation to [...]