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Bookshare Supplies Free Book Downloads For Kids With Learning Disabilities

Bookshare Supplies Free Book Downloads For Kids With Learning Disabilities

If your child has a learning difference like dyslexia, they may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare, a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Survey Reveals Creating Budgets for Back-to-School Shopping is On the Rise

Survey Reveals Creating Budgets for Back-to-School Shopping is On the Rise

A new survey conducted by Chase Slate with Blueprint reveals that more consumers are creating budgets for back-to-school shopping and sticking to it, meaning some parents are putting their foot down this year and will not be buying new smartphones or tablets their kids are asking for this season.

New Charter School Opening In Harlem in 2013

New Charter School Opening In Harlem in 2013

In 2013, Harlem Charter School Parents PAC (HCSP-PAC) will welcome The Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School to its line up of charter schools operating in Harlem.

Five Symptoms of Kids With Writing Disabilities

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.

How To Help High School Teens Cope With Stress

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.

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Busy After-School Schedule

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.

Does Your Child Need Academic Assistance for the SATs?

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?

Resources to Help Parents Support Their Case for Placing Twins in the Same Classroom

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.

What to Consider When Deciding Whether Your Twins Should Be in Separate Classes

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.

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway

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.

Getting Teens to Turn the Page

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.

Is Home-Schooling Right for You?

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?

Hamden Hall Country Day School Hosts Engineering is Elementary

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.

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School

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.

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving

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.

Talking Politics with Your Kids

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.

Top Teacher-Approved Apps to Assess Understanding

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.

App-Mazing Remembering Tools

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.

Twins: The School Years

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.

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

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.

No More Molasses Classes

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.

School and Education Resources and Organizations

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).

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour

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.

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

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.

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents

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.




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