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Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief

February 15, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Each year, we commemorate our presidents on the third Monday in February – aptly known as Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day can sort of get lost in the midst of winter break. Kids tend to view it as just another day off, and they may be thinking more about late-night sleepovers, sleeping in and hanging out […]

Mine! Mine! Mine!

February 15, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners | with 0 Comments

“It’s mine!” shouts your preschooler, as he reaches to pull a truck from the hands of a friend, and you find yourself once again in negotiations with a pair of 4-year-olds. You love planning play dates for your child, but you’ve had just about enough of the refereeing that comes with the territory. There are […]

Bone chilling news for teenage smokers

February 15, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

A friend recently pointed out to me – a former smoker – one more reason for teenage girls not to smoke: It might weaken their bones. Scientists at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that teenage girls who smoke are more likely to develop osteoporosis later in life than their smoke-free counterparts, according to […]

Tools help clarify Common Core for parents

February 15, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Are children learning all they need in order to succeed in life after high school? Whether their goal is more education in college, vocational training or finding a job, all young people need a solid foundation of achievement in grades K-12 to set the stage for their future. The Common Core Standards were designed to […]

Home is a classroom, too

February 2, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Children spend a significant number of hours each day in school, but their most influential teachers are the adults in their homes. Much of what children learn – and mimic – is based on what they see parents, guardians, even older siblings, do. At a very young age, it’s a simple game of peek-a-boo or […]