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  • study strategies

    6 Study Stations That Spell School Year Success

    Help the students in your household develop good study habits and tackle their homework with confidence by creating at least one of these well-stocked study stations within your home. more

  • Striving for  STEM

    Striving for STEM

    Instead of gearing a child’s education around the older staples of reading, writing, and arithmetic, educators have shifted their philosophies to incorporate more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the curriculum. more

  • Parent Teacher Conference

    Parent-Teacher Conferences - working together for academic success

    Parent-teacher conferences typically occur in the fall with subsequent meetings varying from one academic setting to another. Though this shouldn’t be the only time parents touch base with their child’s teacher, it will pave the way for a partnership more

  • lunch packing

    Lunch Packing: from Dread... to Doable

    Welcome to autumn, when the days get cooler, kids head back to school and parents everywhere commit themselves to packing nutritious, delicious lunches their kids will love. Until reality sets in. more

  • Getting sleep

    Sleep,Science,and Smarter Kids How Sleep Boosts Learning

    Want kids to bring home As? Start with more ZZZs. According to sleep experts and numerous new studies, lost sleep hurts learning and hinders school-day success. ... more

  • fun lunch idea

    5 Tricks to Make your Kids' Lunches Fun

    No parent wants to prepare a lunch only to have parts of it end-up in the trash, so smart moms and dads are using simple strategies to take the brown bag lunch to a new level. more

  • backpacks

    Backpack Shopping 101: Tips to Avoid a Pain in the Neck

    Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy backpacks can cause long-term health problems when worn incorrectly more

  • Transitioning to new school

    Transitioning to a New School

    Going back to school should be an exciting, adventure-filled experience. However, many children will find themselves in a new school in the fall. How can parents and educators help children? more

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    Keep the Love of Language Alive

    Teachers across the country are changing instruction strategies to meet new curriculum standards. It’s a confusing time for both teachers and parents as everyone learns about the common core standards. more

  • The Importance of Learning a Second Language

    My intense interest for foreign languages started at the age of three when I was at the top of the Empire State Building with my parents and overheard a couple speaking Chinese... more

  • Back to School

    Planning for Back to School

    Avoid scurrying around the last weeks of August and pulling things together for going back to school. Plan ahead and dodge the rush. more