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November 01, 2014

Parent-teacher conferences, distracting students and computer spelling tests

Ask the Teacher

My daughter's school has decided that it will no longer offer designated days for parent-teacher conferences but instead, just have parents and teachers work out when to have a meeting....more»
October 01, 2014

Correcting a teacher, reasonable bedtimes, feeling unliked by a teacher

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My daughter came home in tears because of a graded paper that had been returned to her with something marked wrong that actually appears correct....more»
September 01, 2014

Educational Road Trips

Destinations with some brain power!

The long days of summer are nearly gone but there's no reason you can't still have some fun weekend getaways. Why not combine a little education along with your adventure? Here are a few spots that are easily drivable, offer unique experiences and will provide great family memories....more»
September 01, 2014

Private School Guide

Finding the educational philosophy that fits with your family

If you're considering a private school for your child, our area has many outstanding possibilities to choose from....more»
September 01, 2014

Which Private School is Right for Your Child?

What to consider to ensure a good fit

If you're thinking about choosing a private school education for your student, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the sheer number of quality programs in our area....more»
September 01, 2014

Ask the Teacher

Missing old teachers, classroom punishments, paying for grades

My second grade daughter is having such a tough time adjusting to her new teacher. She absolutely adored her first grade teacher and just cannot relate to her new teacher as well....more»
August 01, 2014

Tutoring Services

InstaEDU Visit the website InstaEDU and simply type in the subject you wish to be helped with! There are hundreds of ready college students ready to chat online and help! You can even use video, upload documents, and write on a shared wipe board! ...more»
July 01, 2014

Books vs. movies, summer academics and middle school anxiety

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We have more time for movie watching in the summer and I find myself wondering if I should make my kids read the book before we see the movie version....more»
June 01, 2014

Safety drills, social media woes and summer journaling

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I don't understand why my second grader does so many drills for fire, tornado and lockdown. Is all of this practice worth scaring the kids? Schools are mandated by their states to carry out a certain number of practice drills annually with the express goal of protecting children in an emergency, just as flight attendants must teach evacuation procedures every flight....more»
June 01, 2014

Preventing the "Summer Slide"

Tips for keeping academic skills sharp while school is out

Summer is here, and if your children are like most, they're looking forward to long days outside and lots of fun with family and friends....more»
Elf the musical
Childrens museum
peewinkle's puppet studio