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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.

Using Passions and Hobbies as Learning Tools

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.

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?

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.

Kehillah School for Early Learning Opens in New Rochelle NY

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.

Bright Beginnings Daycare Opens in New City NY

Bright Beginnings Daycare Opens in New City NY

Bright Beginnings daycare center opened its doors in a private cul-de-sac in New City, providing a structured curriculum for kids in a home-like environment (including a big backyard!).

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

A new Individualized Education Programs (IEP) guide helps parents of children with special needs understand the legal rights of students with disabilities and offers advice on how to get special education services and form an IEP for your child.

10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

Your child's success in school depends largely on your involvement in his education. Follow these easy tips on how to communicate effectively with your child's teacher at your next parent-teacher conference.

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens

GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced $59,044 in mini-grant funding awarded to 36 public and charter schools looking to build, maintain, or expand their garden programs. These mini-grants, in amounts up to $2,000, are part of Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative.




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