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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.

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Preschool Years

How to Make the Most of Your Child's Preschool Years

An early childhood education expert shares preschool pointers, from assessing potential preschools and what makes a good preschool teacher to the advantages of preschool and how to prepare your child for the preschool setting.

More Parents Are Helping Kids With Their Homework

More Parents Are Helping Kids With Their Homework

Nearly 80% of parents are spending more time helping kids with homework than previous generations, according to a recent study by education.com.

Celebrate School Choice Week With More Than 10,000 Events

Celebrate School Choice Week With More Than 10,000 Events

National School Choice Week is back to raise awareness about choosing the right academic environment for every child through more than 10,000 events over the course of Jan. 25-31, 2015.

New City Jewish Center to Offer After-Care Hours

New City Jewish Center to Offer After-Care Hours

New City Jewish Center's Early Childhood Center recently announced that it will offer after-care hours for its students. The center, which already offers before-care hours, teaches traditional pre-K subjects, as well as Judaic traditions and values.

6 Ways to Make History More Fun for Kids

6 Ways to Make History More Fun for Kids

So your child thinks history is boring...no surprise there! But what may surprise you is how easily you can turn history into a fun and exciting subject for kids. Here are six ways to make history come to life, even for reluctant learners.

Village East Gifted Incorporates Nature in Huntington Station Location

Village East Gifted Incorporates Nature in Huntington Station Location

Village East Gifted, an enrichment center that offers gifted and talented programs for gifted students on Long Island, recently redesigned its Huntington Station location to incorporate natural elements in its decor.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider a 'Fives' Program Before Kindergarten

Top 10 Reasons to Consider a 'Fives' Program Before Kindergarten

Many parents confront a dilemma as to when their child is ready for a traditional academic school, or whether a Fives Pre-Kindergarten program is more appropriate. Here are 10 reasons to consider a Fives program.

Brooklyn’s AltSchool Provides Experiential Learning

Brooklyn’s AltSchool Provides Experiential Learning

AltSchool, which provides experiential learning for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is opening a Brooklyn Heights location in the fall. The elementary and middle school is now offering open houses and accepting applications for the fall.

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education

Vincent Smith School, a third through 12th grade school catered to those with learning disabilities, recently appointed Layla Lindau as the new director of special education.

All My Children Daycare and Nursery School Opens in Lower Manhattan

All My Children Daycare and Nursery School Opens in Lower Manhattan

All My Children Daycare and Nursery School added to its locations by opening in Lower Manhattan in October. The Manhattan day care center and nursery school is eco-friendly and aims to be a home-away-from-home for children.

Brooklyn Charter School Launches Spanish Program

Brooklyn Charter School Launches Spanish Program

Citizens of the World Charter School Williamsburg, which serves Brooklyn school district 14, recently began offering Spanish lessons as part of its partnership with Global Language Project.

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher

One person on your gift list this year may be your child's teacher, but shopping for them isn't always easy. Rather than rely on the go-to apple-themed products, we've compiled a few tips for choosing holiday gifts for your child's teacher.

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg Offers UPK

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg Offers UPK

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg now offers Universal Pre-K. The North Williamsburg UPK is a free full-day program as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's initiative to enroll 50,000 new children in preschool.

The Milestone School Begins Weekly Capoeira Class

The Milestone School Begins Weekly Capoeira Class

The Milestone School, an independent elementary school for nursery through fourth grade in Mount Vernon, opened its Studio earlier this year and now offers a Capoeira class for students in third and fourth grades. The Studio can also be rented out as a party and event location.

Academic and Creative Preschool Relocates to West Hempstead

Academic and Creative Preschool Relocates to West Hempstead

Miss O's Academy of Arts and ABC's, a preschool that combines its academic curriculum with the creative arts, recently relocated from Hempstead to West Hempstead.




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