Kicking Off Kindergarten

By Christa Melnyk Hines For many parents, kindergarten signals an important transition from the all-consuming baby and toddler years. Suddenly, your “baby” is expected to make more choices on her own, stay focused over a longer period of time, learn new...

Stop Summer Brain Drain

By Janeen Lewis Summer is a magic time for kids, but according to the National Summer Learning Association, research shows that children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. How do you combat brain-drain...

IEP vs. 504

By Nora Heston Tarte If you’re the parent to a child who has ever struggled in school, it’s possible you’ve heard the terms Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan thrown around. The question is, do you know what these two plans are? Sure, both were created...

Enjoying School

By Christina Katz Raising engaged students is not only the responsibility of the teachers and the administrators at your school, it’s a job that starts at home with every parent. You may have anxiety, fears, or merely first-day jitters about your child going to...

Why Science?

By Michelle Talsma Everson As someone who makes a living in the field of communications, I’ll fully admit that science class—whether in elementary school or college—wasn’t my favorite. In contrast, my 9-year-old son is absolutely in love with all things STEM (science,...

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