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Archive for October, 2012

Fairs can provide some direction in college search

October 14, 2012 | Posted in: High School | with 0 Comments

We’ve started talking more seriously about colleges now that our oldest child is a high school junior. She’s got lots of questions, as do we, as she starts to navigate the thicket of post-high school choices. According to CollegeBoard.com, she has 3,996 college options. To be honest, looking at that number makes the whole process […]

How do you approach political conversations with kids?

October 14, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

BOCES Communications Specialist Matt Leon weighs in on sharing the political process with children. Too often, the political debate in our country is negative, rigid, shallow, and even mean-spirited. We have radio hosts making crude remarks about young women; presidents and vice presidents using swear words near open microphones; and congressional representatives melting down on […]

Help the conversation get beyond ‘nothing’

October 14, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Chances are you’ve had this conversation: You: How was your day at school? Your child: Good (or other uninformative one-word answer) You: What did you do at school today? Your child: Ummmmm…. Nothing. Whether your child is 4 or 14, you’re likely curious about what happens in the course of their day at school. Get […]

Health officials say best defense against flu season is vaccine

October 12, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Health officials considered last year’s flu season mild, but they warn influenza is unpredictable and say the disease could take a toll in the 2012-13 season. Their advice: Get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get vaccinated each year. This year’s flu vaccine consists of one H1N1 strain from […]