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Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

Five area families discuss why they chose the type of school to which they send their children—parochial, charter, public, or private—and the benefits they found in each school setting.

Should My Child be in a Gifted & Talented Program?

Should My Child be in a Gifted & Talented Program?

Is your child highly focused? Does she ask a lot of questions? Is he a fast learner, and lazy in the classroom? These are all characteristics of a gifted child. A local expert shares more qualities to look for, and what you can do to help your gifted child.

What Is Edtech and How Will It Affect My Child's Education?

What Is Edtech and How Will It Affect My Child's Education?

Edtech is using technology in schools to help teachers teach.

10 Things to Consider When Touring a Preschool

10 Things to Consider When Touring a Preschool

Here are 10 things to keep in mind and to look for when touring and choosing a preschool for your child.

What Can a Parent Do if Their Child is Reading Below Grade Level?

What Can a Parent Do if Their Child is Reading Below Grade Level?

What to do if you child is reading below their grade level.

Girls & STEM: Overcoming the Hurdles

Girls & STEM: Overcoming the Hurdles

What parent can do to encourage girls to continue pursuing their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) interests.

Technology in the Classroom: The Educational Benefits

Technology in the Classroom: The Educational Benefits

Local teachers discuss kids and technology as well as how it affects their classrooms and the learning process.

8 NYC Schools Named Top Innovative Schools in U.S.

8 NYC Schools Named Top Innovative Schools in U.S.

Eight New York schools named to the Top Innovative Schools list in a country-wide round-up of boundary breaking educational institutions.

Substitute Teacher Shares Experiences in NYC Public Schools

Substitute Teacher Shares Experiences in NYC Public Schools

Elizabeth Rose, a former arts teacher and current substitute teacher, shares her experiences and what it's like to be a sub teaching in New York City public schools.

Why Is My Child Struggling with Algebra?

Why Is My Child Struggling with Algebra?

It's common for a child who was a strong math student to struggle when he or she starts algebra. Here, learn why and how you can help your struggling young student with his or her algebra homework.

Turn Math Homework Tears into Cheers

Turn Math Homework Tears into Cheers

Math homework: All kids get it, and some kids struggle through the Common Core State Standards and "new math". We spoke to area experts for the best tips to help you help your kids with math homework.

How Can I Help My Child Struggling with Word Problems?

How Can I Help My Child Struggling with Word Problems?

Follow these tips from a math instructor to help your child struggling with word problems in his math homework.

What Can I Do if My Child Is Struggling with Multiplication?

What Can I Do if My Child Is Struggling with Multiplication?

Use these tricks to help your child who is struggling to learn the multiplication tables.

5 Back-to-School Tips Beyond the First Day Outfit

5 Back-to-School Tips Beyond the First Day Outfit

These five tips will help prepare your child to make a good first impression on the first day of school. Go over these social and emotional skills to help your child make friends and boost his self-esteem and academic performance.

Standardized Test Questions: How Would You Do?

Standardized Test Questions: How Would You Do?

The New York State Department of Education has released sample questions from the standardized tests given to students in grades three through eight.

Change Your Own Attitude to Help Your Child Do Better in School

Change Your Own Attitude to Help Your Child Do Better in School

Parents' attitudes have a tremendous impact on how their children experience school, especially if the child is an atypical learner. Here, seven ways to adjust your attitude that will set your child on a path to success in school and beyond.

Can Sports Boost Kids' Learning?

Can Sports Boost Kids' Learning?

In short: Yes! The author of 'Super-Charged Learning' weighs in on how sports psychology can help kids in the classroom, improving their learning potential without rocking the boat with the Board of Education.

What Is 'Say Ten' Counting?

What Is 'Say Ten' Counting?

The "say ten" counting method used by some math teachers is based on the way Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean children learn to count in their native languages.

5 Apps to Keep Kids Learning in Summer

5 Apps to Keep Kids Learning in Summer

Kids will love these fun educational apps that will keep them learning even during the summer months. Dr. Levy's 5 picks include apps for kids ages 4-16 that help build reading and math skills.

What Can I Do to Prevent Summer Brain Drain?

What Can I Do to Prevent Summer Brain Drain?

Emily Levy, Ed.D., founder and director of EBL Coaching, provides tips and fun and educational activities to help prevent summer brain drain in your children and prepare for the new school year.

A Parents' Guide to Homework Help

A Parents' Guide to Homework Help

Your initial instinct may be to help your child with their homework every night, but as they get older, they should take on more homework independence and responsibility. Here's a parents' guide to grade by grade homework expectations for elementary school children.

What Math Homework Will My Child Have?

What Math Homework Will My Child Have?

Let’s face it: Some of us are clueless about math, let alone the “new” math children are learning in school. And the homework can be even more confusing. Raymond J. Huntington, Ph.D., co-founder of Huntington Learning Center, shares what types of homework you should expect your elementary school-aged child to be assigned.

The Most Common Mistake in College Application Essays

The Most Common Mistake in College Application Essays

Teens applying to college should avoid this common mistake when writing their college application essays. Plus, heed advice from a writing expert on how to craft a stand-out essay.

How Can I Help My Child Overcome Math Homework Frustration?

How Can I Help My Child Overcome Math Homework Frustration?

Robert Bernstein, owner of Mathnasium of Bay Ridge, shares what parents can do to help their child who is struggling with math overcome their homework frustration.

On Becoming 'That Mom'

On Becoming 'That Mom'

You know her: 'that mom' who ceaselessly pushes for her child, who hounds the school with emails and questions. She has a reputation. But is she a bully, or just doing what she needs to her for her kid? A local mother and former teacher weighs in.




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