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Study Skills Reduce High School Dropout Rates

June 11, 2018

I was a freshman in college when study skills radically changed my life. I went from struggling in K-12 to “straight As” in college. About six weeks after my first semester of college success, however, I was suddenly overcome with a deep, visceral ANGER. “Why didn’t someone teach me how to learn before!?” I was mentally…

“Discipline” vs “Authoritative Bullying”

May 25, 2018

My Alma Mater Threatens to Distribute “Modesty Ponchos” at Prom A few weeks ago, my beloved alma mater of 12 years (and the school where I launched my teaching career and where I launched SOAR) made international headlines when a provocative story broke; the school announced plans to distribute “modesty ponchos” at prom if girls’…

Common Core: Why It’s the Worst and BEST Thing to Happen to Education!

June 18, 2017

Very few things stir more controversy than the mention of Common Core.  There are numerous complains, but most seem to center on a few common themes: “Common Core doesn’t make sense.” “The math is killing our kids.” “Common Core doesn’t teach American History, Civics, or Government; our children will not have an understanding or appreciation…

“Betsy DeVos Is Now the Most Powerful Educator In America!”

February 13, 2017

“Betsy DeVos is now the most powerful educator in America.” That was the first thing I heard when I flipped to NPR yesterday. You can agree or disagree with the appointment and subsequent approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, but I think we can all agree that… The most powerful educator is YOU. Whether…

May 2016: ADDitude Magazine

May 18, 2016

Susan Kruger wrote this article for ADDitude magazine, “Happy Meals, Happier Kids”.

February, 2014: Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 Under 40 Winner!

February 1, 2014

SOAR Founder and CEO, Susan Kruger, was selected as the top executive “Under 40” in Oakland County. To see the full article, click here.

January, 2014: Washington Post

January 27, 2014

Susan Kruger was quoted in the Washington Post. To see the full article, click here.     EB 060817

December, 2013: Women on Fire

December 8, 2013

Susan Kruger wrote a chapter in “Women on Fire, Book 2″ See her video trailer here: See what Susan has to say about her chapter in Women on Fire here.

Winter, 2013: ADDitude Magazine

November 1, 2013

Susan Kruger wrote this article for ADDitude magazine, “12 Ways to Win the Homework Wars”.   EB 060817

Two Life-Changing Minutes from Malala

October 14, 2013

In anticipation of the announcement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner, I heard a lot of buzz about Malala. If you don’t know Malala, she’s a 16 year-old girl from Pakistan that has been an outspoken advocate of education, especially for girls. As a result, she became a target of the Taliban. One year ago,…

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