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Test anxiety strikes students of all ages. As the season for final exams approaches, we asked an expert how parents can help their children cope with the nervousness, sleep loss, and loss of confidence that test-taking can produce. more

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A good civic education requires a strong factual foundation, along with the ability to analyze, question, and draw conclusions, similar skills used in math and science. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Homework is an important component of a child’s educational experience. To help families make the most of homework time, educators offer these tips. more

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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

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“Awww...just one more chapter? Please?” Most parents will agree, this is music to our ears. In a world full of electronic devices and distractions, raising readers can be challenging. more

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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

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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

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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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School bells will soon ring once again. Whether that comes as music to your ears or a bittersweet reminder that the free-spirited summer days are over, check out these tips from the pros to help your child enjoy a smart, happy start to school more

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“Music isn’t something we do; it’s something we are. It’s hard-wired into us.” March is Music In Our Schools Month, a time when music education steps into the spotlight to take a well-deserved bow. more

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Working in a hospice setting is a world apart from a high school senior’s normal schedule. The Harley School's Hospice program makes a difference in and out of the classroom. more

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While student attentions are focused on mastering their skills, there is a dedicated group of teachers, parents and administrators who are working to slow down or even reverse the Common Core Standards Initiative. more

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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

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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

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