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The Decision to Opt Out of Common Core

The Decision to Opt Out of Common Core

With resistance to the Common Core standardized tests growing, more parents are refusing to allow their children to take them. But here’s why the solution may not be as simple as just opting your child out.

Comsewogue High School Students Come Together to Combat Bullying

Comsewogue High School Students Come Together to Combat Bullying

Students from Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station are taking action against bullying after witnessing it in their school and community.

Why I Let My Daughter Say No to Homework

Why I Let My Daughter Say No to Homework

How a mother stood by her daughter’s decision to stop doing homework.

How Can You Promote Literacy at Home?

How Can You Promote Literacy at Home?

Tips from an expert on how parents can promote literacy at home.

Preparing Kids for Careers of the Future

Preparing Kids for Careers of the Future

How children as young as 3 can learn skills now that will help them once they enter the workforce.

Are Kids Getting Enough Time for Recess?

Are Kids Getting Enough Time for Recess?

SHAPE America created guidelines for schools to follow to support recess for all K-12 students.

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Initiative to Make College Tuition-Free for New Yorkers

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Initiative to Make College Tuition-Free for New Yorkers

The plan is called Excelsior Scholarship and would be geared toward families with an income of $125,000 or less.

Why Are Boys Failing?

Why Are Boys Failing?

How current societal norms are contributing to boys falling behind—in school and in life.

The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure

Teaching kids to handle setbacks with grit and perseverance is more valuable than trying to help them avoid ever failing at anything.

How Local Catholic Schools Integrate Students of All Religions

How Local Catholic Schools Integrate Students of All Religions

A look into how these local Catholic schools have integrated and accommodated students of all types of religious backgrounds.

Is Homework Necessary?

Is Homework Necessary?

A look inside the debate about whether homework is necessary—and what a Brooklyn elementary school is doing instead

How Teachers Utilize the Election in Lessons

How Teachers Utilize the Election in Lessons

How local teachers are including the 2016 election in lesson plans and raising civic awareness in kids.

Reasons to Choose a British School for Your New York Child

Reasons to Choose a British School for Your New York Child

Wetherby-Pembridge on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has a mission to combine the best of British education with that of the United States’.

5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

The application process for public New York City high schools can be baffling. Here are our top tips for navigating a confusing system.

When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

Many kids refuse to go to school when the first day comes around, but for some, it may be more than back-to-school anxiety.

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Many high school graduates are opting to take a year “off” before starting college. But far from doing nothing, they are participating in programs and gaining experiences that set them up for success.

Kindergarten: What to Expect from This Important Year

Kindergarten: What to Expect from This Important Year

At many schools, kindergarten kids will be learning reading, basic math, and much more in this exciting, important, and potentially difficult school year.

Kindergarten Dos and Don'ts: Best Tips for Parents

Kindergarten Dos and Don'ts: Best Tips for Parents

Our top tips for how parents can help their children succeed and thrive in kindergarten.

Why Preschool Is So Important

Why Preschool Is So Important

Experts discuss the importance of early childhood education. It’s much more than just play time!

Quiz: Choose the Best After-School Activity for Your Child

Quiz: Choose the Best After-School Activity for Your Child

Take this quiz to help determine which after-school activity is best for your child.

11 Apps and Games that Help Build Reading Skills

11 Apps and Games that Help Build Reading Skills

Common Sense Media rates 11 apps and games that help kids ages 2 and older build reading skills.

Teens Can Caddy Their Way to 4-Year College Scholarship

Teens Can Caddy Their Way to 4-Year College Scholarship

Caddying is not only a way to learn valuable skills, it can also earn teens a 4-year college scholarship through the Western Golf Association Evans Scholar Foundation.

Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

If you have a bright child who seems to be losing interest in school, it may not be because they do not like it, they might just be bored.

Report Finds that Most HS Seniors Aren’t Ready for College or Career

Report Finds that Most HS Seniors Aren’t Ready for College or Career

The results of the Nation’s Report Card are in, and it looks like the majority of high school seniors aren’t college or career ready.

How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

Developing strong reading skills early sets an important foundation for school success.




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