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Does my child need special education services?

Does my child need special education services?

January 28, 2016 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

When my brother and sister-in-law learned that their daughter, Amelia, could start pre-kindergarten in September, they were elated. She was only 3 at the time, but very bright. I have the personal bias of a loving aunt, but when I was 3, I couldn’t count to 100, write my name, or tell a hexagon from […]

How to make the most of parent-teacher conferences

January 28, 2016 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Does the thought of sitting down with your child’s teacher make you squirm in your seat like a second grader? It shouldn’t, but it is surprising just how many adults find the face-to-face meeting with a teacher an uncomfortable experience. The purpose of parent-teacher conferences is to inform parents about their child’s progress and to […]

Learning: It may be a matter of style

January 28, 2016 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

“This is … Ancient Greece Jeopardy!” my son announced from the back seat, kicking off an unexpected but entertaining 6th grade social studies lesson. We were returning home from a weekend visit with family in Connecticut, and the three-hour car ride provided ample time for him to complete the study packet for an upcoming test. […]

Coalition to offer online, collaborative approach for building college-application portfolios

January 28, 2016 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

In a move some of the nation’s top colleges and universities say will help students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds apply for college, a new “Coalition Application” is set to launch in April. Similar to the Common Application, which allows students to apply to several colleges at once through a single portal, the Coalition Application would […]