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Archive for May, 2012

There’s something important for you to do.

May 11, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Wherever you live in New York state, Tuesday, May 15, is the day to vote on your local school budget and open board of election seats. It’s an important day – not only for what it means for your school district and tax bill, but also because it’s one of only a few times a […]

Catching up in the home stretch

May 11, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary | with 0 Comments

With little more than a month left in the school year, kids are starting to realize summer is on the horizon. Before they check out completely, take time to check in on whether they’re at grade level academically. If they are lagging behind, there’s still plenty of time to buckle down and help them bolster […]

Ticks are not a welcome sign of spring

May 11, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Experts say a warm winter with no deep freezes and an unusually warm spring mean ticks will appear earlier – and seemingly in greater volume – than normal this year. If your kids are spending more time outdoors, playing sports or just horsing around, it’s important to be vigilant about checking for ticks. These small […]

Will Angry Birds really teach my kids principles of physics?

May 11, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

In this age of digital distraction, parents who use the apps on their smartphones and iPads to occupy their children while they are running errands, on the phone or doing any number of tasks are less likely to feel guilty if the apps are educational. This revelation comes from a small study we came across […]