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Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in the New York Metro Area
These resources in the New York metro area offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Suffolk County, Long Island
These Suffolk County, Long Island, resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Nassau County, Long Island
These Nassau County, Long Island, resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Manhattan
These Manhattan resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Fairifled County, CT
These Fairfield County, CT, resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Queens
These Queens resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Brooklyn
These Brooklyn resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Westchester County, NY
These Westchester County resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

Learn a Foreign Language: Resources in Rockland County, NY
These Rockland County resources offer classes and programs to teach kids a foreign language. (read the story...)

How to Raise a Bilingual Child
Learning a second language at an early age can have many positive effects later in life. Read on for tips on how to bring up a bilingual child. (read the story...)

How to Keep Your Child Reading All Summer Long
Our summer reading picks for ages preschool through preteen are both fun and educational. (read the story...)

Mompreneur: Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman Opens Third School for Language Development on Long Island
Long Island mom Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman is the founder of three schools for language development in the Long Island and Queens area. A new high school will open up in Richmond Hill in September. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Tiegerman's first school in Glen Cove. We caught up with the mom of six to discuss what she's learned along the way and what her plans are for the future. (read the story...)

When the Bully is the Teacher
What to do when you suspect your child's teacher is a bully. (read the story...)

The IQ Trap
Dr. Robert Flower, founder of the Gilchrist Institute for the Achievement Sciences, breaks down and challenges our accepted definition of intelligence, which he refers to as the "IQ Trap." Read on to find out the effect this "trap" can have on your child's academic success. (read the story...)

Katherine Paterson Gives Advice on Children's Books
Read our exclusive interview with Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, award-winning author, and mother of four, for advice on what your kids should be reading. (read the story...)

How to Choose a Charter School for Your Child in Connecticut
Charter schools, also known as "magnet schools" or "schools of choice," have grown in popularity over the past few years, both in Connecticut and throughout the country. Find out how charter schools measure up against public schools, what school choices are available in the Fairfield County, CT, area, and if one of these schools might be the right fit for your child. (read the story...)

New York State Standardized Assessment Tests: Are They Working for Our Children?
Standardized assessment tests have become make-it-or-break-it measures for both students and schools in New York state. We took a look at how these tests, along with the No Child Left Behind Act, are affecting our children's overall education. Plus, see our tips on taking standardized assessment tests, for students and their parents. (read the story...)

Children's Museums: Behind the Exhibits
Whether a child is interested in insects or dinosaurs, the goal of children’s museums is to encourage that natural curiosity and allow it to blossom. We spoke with exhibit developers at area children's museums to find out the formula that results in a perfect balance between learning and fun. (read the story...)

The New School Honors Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sesame Workshop, at its 2010 LaGuardia Award Dinner
The New School will honor Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sesame Workshop, at its 2010 LaGuardia Award Dinner on February 25, 2010, at the Mandarin Oriental New York. (read the story...)

Is It Time for Preschool?
Study results indicate that attending preschool not only influences a child’s developing mind, but can also set the pace for his or her success in subsequent school experiences. Read on for tips on how to tell when the time is right for your child. (read the story...)

Parental Demand for Charter Schools Up 21 Percent from Last Year
Charter schools, most of which serve low-income kids, reach "tipping point" as waiting lists expand. (read the story...)

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump
How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays. (read the story...)

The FloH Club: Help for the Technologically Impaired
The FloH Club, founded by Florence Henderson, offers aid to those struggling with all types of gizmos and gadgets. (read the story...)

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD
While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one. (read the story...)

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'
Just about every parent will hear their child bemoan homework, tests, friend problems, and other school-related issues at some point. Read on for tips on how to cope with those “I hate school blues.” (read the story...)


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