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Five Symptoms of Kids With Writing Disabilities
Now more than ever, writing is a vital part of our daily lives. If your child struggles with writing, he or she may have difficulty now in school and also later on in life. Neil MacGregor, VP of Learner Development for WordQ+SpeakQ, battled his own learning disability as a child. He shares tips to recognize if your child has a writing disability. (read the story...)

How To Help High School Teens Cope With Stress
Ask a high school student why s/he’s so stressed out, and prepare to hear a long list of offenders. But you can help your teen: parents can use their own experience, along with some love and patience, to help their overwhelmed teens cope with stress. (read the story...)

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Busy After-School Schedule
Does your child sign up for every after-school activity he finds interesting? Do you worry that your child's busy extracurricular schedule is taking up all of her free time? Here are five tips to help manage stress they may feel due to their hectic schedule. (read the story...)

Does Your Child Need Academic Assistance for the SATs?
According to the United States Census Bureau, 52 percent of children ages 12-17 consider themselves "highly engaged" in school. This means the other half may need a little extra push when it comes to achieving academic success. Does your child need additional support to achieve success on standardized testing and in the classroom? (read the story...)

Resources to Help Parents Support Their Case for Placing Twins in the Same Classroom
For parents dealing with schools that want to place twins in separate classrooms, they can cite these studies on twins that show the benefits of keeping twins together, including the Tully Report, and letters from legislators. Parents who are unsure of whether to separate or keep twins in class can loosely follow the guidelines provided by the New York Association of School Psychologists. (read the story...)

What to Consider When Deciding Whether Your Twins Should Be in Separate Classes
Although parents may have a say in which school their multiples or twins attend, some parents have less of a say when it comes to placing their children in the same classroom because certain state laws exist that don't allow parents to override a school's decision in separating twins in the classroom. (read the story...)

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway
New York City public school students got a backstage glimpse of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" during a behind-the-scenes program hosted by Inside Broadway. (read the story...)

Getting Teens to Turn the Page
Reading well is an important skill for young adults to have in order to achieve economic success. But, many students score below proficient in reading achievement. Here are tips to help encourage your teen to read more. (read the story...)

Is Home-Schooling Right for You?
Once illegal in many states, home-schooling is now not only acceptable, but a fairly common option. Is home schooling right for you and your child? (read the story...)

Hamden Hall Country Day School Hosts Engineering is Elementary
Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT hosted a training workshop for local elementary teachers on science, technology, engineering, and math education. (read the story...)

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School
From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge. (read the story...)

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving
You know it’s important to teach your child about money -- so why aren’t you? A recent study reveals much about the state of savings for kids today, and what we as parents can do to make it better. (read the story...)

Talking Politics with Your Kids
Talking about politics with your kids may not come naturally, but as parents we're responsible for raising the next generation of voters. Here's how to encourage your kids to form their own political views, respect others' opinions, and -- most importantly -- vote. (read the story...)

Top Teacher-Approved Apps to Assess Understanding
Did you know apps--fun ones that really help kids learn--can be more revealing than standardized tests in assessing your child’s ability to understand? Our expert helps you bring teacher-approved apps out of the classroom and into your home. (read the story...)

App-Mazing Remembering Tools
The iTunes store is flooded with "educational" apps—but how the heck can you really know which ones are worth your child’s time? Here, our expert selects 8 winners that can help your child with the skill of remembering. (read the story...)

Twins: The School Years
Same classrooms, or separate? What if one sibling is not doing as well academically as the other? We spoke to experts, including parents and multiples themselves, for some guidance. (read the story...)

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD
Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate. (read the story...)

No More Molasses Classes
"America's Educator" Ron Clark, author of "The End of Molasses Classes," talks about how to banish boredom from the classroom, make teaching a desirable profession (again), and what to do when you don't like your kid's teacher. (read the story...)

School and Education Resources and Organizations
Here are some organizations and resources that can advise you on navigating tuition, understanding state school evaluations, zoning, and more--a great way to further your own knowledge on this important journey for you and your child(ren). (read the story...)

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour
School tours allow you to get to know certain schools better. But asking the right questions on these tours will help guide you to the right one faster. (read the story...)

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child
Public or private school? If you think about how much time your child spends at school, you might become very overwhelmed trying to pick the right one. Our area experts help you consider what’s most important—for your family. (read the story...)

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents
In our plugged-in, social media age, kids' manners are falling by the wayside, big time -- and with TV icons like the "Jersey Shore" gang or Hannah Montana not setting the best examples for our kids, what are parents to do? Etiquette experts weigh in. (read the story...)

Using Passions and Hobbies as Learning Tools
A mother-daughter team take studying to the next level with an outside-the-box teaching method that pairs a student's passions with learning vocabulary for the SATs. (read the story...)

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?
Some think cheating has become an epidemic, but we must keep perspective for our children—and their futures. (read the story...)

Kehillah School for Early Learning Opens in New Rochelle NY
The Kehillah School for Early Learning, a new educational childcare center, opened at Temple Israel of New Rochelle this fall, offering a close-knit community approach to early childhood learning. (read the story...)


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