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Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate
The New Rochelle Public Library was the setting for a recent panel discussion designed to help Westchester parents better grasp the often daunting task of advocating for their children from elementary through high school. (read the story...)

How Individual Learning Styles Affect School Success
Each of us has our own preferred way to store information (read the story...)

Happy Hunting?
Every year, parents around New York City go through an elaborate process of getting their kids into school. (read the story...)

Get Ready for the 4th Grade NYC Math Test!
The Fourth Grade Mathematics Test is looming. EMILY LEVY offers some invaluable tips to help your youngster prepare: (read the story...)

Teaching Reading to Dyslexic Kids
The system goes awry in concluding that the solution for dyslexics is to be found in sound analysis training. (read the story...)

Little Dancers at The Little Gym
The Little Gym of Scarsdale and Mt. Kisco has a new program which teaches kids how to move and groove with ballet and tap techniques. (read the story...)

Smart from the Arts
Westchester schools respond to research on achievement. (read the story...)

Groundwork, Inc. afterschool offerings in Brooklyn.
Middle schoolers in Brooklyn have a growing after school alternative. (read the story...)

Very Young Astronauts
If your child has rocket dreams, and NASA’s Space Camp is way too pricey, there’s a new, closer alternative! (read the story...)

Thanksgiving Myths—Debunked!
Each November, schoolchildren all over America don black construction paper pilgrim hats in honor of the first Thanksgiving. But are they hearing the real story? (read the story...)

Rye Teen Walks for Celiac
Colin Leslie, a 14-year-old from Rye, is a teenager on a mission — to educate as many people as he can about the harmful effects of celiac disease. (read the story...)

Raising Kids Bilingually
Studies have shown that early exposure to more than one language helps children outperform their peers in intellectual and communication skills. (read the story...)

At the Crossroads
I just received the high school information packet for my son’s fall semester. In it is a detailed Indian Point Radiological Emergency Evacuation Plan. (read the story...)

How To Get Involved at School — when time is a problem
As a working parent, I know quite well the challenge of finding the time and place to get involved in my children’s school. But from my vantage point as an educator, I can’t emphasize enough just how important such involvement is. (read the story...)

Leave It To The Experts
I don’t remember any debates about homework when I was a kid. You got homework. You did it. (read the story...)

A World of Learning
As the school year begins once again, it’s a good time to think about what it is our children really need to be learning. (read the story...)

Kids as Teachers — in Queens, for real
Many people come to teaching through circuitous routes, but at the Queens High School of Teaching, the concept of education as a career is focused, and for many of the students, a revelation. (read the story...)

Finding the Right Tutor
Like so many specialties, New York City offers a huge range of private tutors and tutoring services. How do you find the best fit for your child? (read the story...)

Great Tips for Note Taking in Class
Has your child ever come home with a blank page of class notes? Has he complained of not being able to listen in class and jot down information fast enough? Has she ever missed important facts from a teacher’s lecture? If so, then your child may be in need of some tools for listening and taking well-written notes. (read the story...)

5 Tips for Back to School Safety
Here are the top 5 things you can do to start the school year off safely. (read the story...)

Packing the “Right Stuff”
It’s that time of year again…your home is abuzz with talk of new teachers, homework, and of course, school lunch. Although some schools have improved the quality of cafeteria meals and snacks in recent years, many still fail to meet basic nutritional needs. (read the story...)

Go Green
Kids across the country are dragging their parents around the stores (or are parents dragging the kids?), talking them into pencils, erasers, binders and snow-white paper-filled notebooks. (read the story...)

WELCOME NEIGHBOR
Sesame Street starts its 37th season August 14, focusing on getting preschoolers ready for a classroom. (read the story...)

HOME IS WHERE THE SCHOOL IS: The Latest in Homeschooling Trends
When the average person thinks of homeschooling, one of the following images probably comes to mind: devoutly religious parents, unwilling to expose their children to the evils lurking in schools; children sequestered in a log cabin, unfamiliar with the ways of the world; a harried stay-at-home mom, trying to quickly become expert in subjects as varied as chemistry and Dickens, holding forth from a textbook to her bored and alienated-looking preteen. (read the story...)

What Do YOU Want to Be When You Grow Up?
It’s Never Too Early to Help Children Think About Their Futures (read the story...)


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