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The Common Core Effect: Resources for Parents
We've compiled a list of resources for parents to learn more about the Common Core State Standards and the impact it will have on your child's education. (read the story...)

The Personal Touch: Classroom Innovations for Personalized Learning
One size does not fit all when it comes to learning, and a variety of innovative educators are honing in on that idea to bring a more customized approach to teaching our children. Find out how New Classrooms' Teach to One: Math, Avenues: The World School, Big Picture Learning, are doing just that. (read the story...)

Are Smaller Classes Better?: Malcolm Gladwell Challenges Accepted Mantra
In his new book "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," Malcolm Gladwell challenges the accepted mantra that smaller classes are better for children's learning. His view? Larger classes may be better. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What do I say when my child asks, 'When will I need to know this?'
Core subjects have real world applications in every child's future. Parents and teachers play an important role in motivating kids and helping them understand why school work is an investment. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?
We spoke to Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D., a Long Island-based psychologist, to get advice about how to explain to children that everyone makes mistakes and teachers are sometimes wrong without the student loosing respect for the teacher. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?
We spoke to Suzanne Boydstun, director of The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains, about what to do when your toddler claims to hate school and tips to help with separation when a toddler starts preschool. (read the story...)

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?
Some experts say educational media doesn't help young children learn, while other say it does. We've got the low-down on children's ability to learn from learning-oriented entertainment including educational games, TV shows, and apps, as well as ways to boost the benefits of those educational entertainment outlets. (read the story...)

Virginia Lived Here
The legacy of the Manhattan 8-year-old who famously asked the New York Sun newspaper ‘Is there a Santa Claus’—and whose story is still told a century later—inspires students who learn every day in her former home. (read the story...)

Huntington Approach Available to Queens Students
Supplemental education center for students in kindergarten through college, Huntington Learning Center, which has locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and on Long Island, recently opened its Flushing location. The center offers tutoring in core subjects, help in building academic skills for successful school learning, and exam prep. (read the story...)

Registration Now Open for Temple Israel Pre-K
Temple Israel Childhood Center is now accepting registrations for its new pre-K program. The Westport pre-K incorporates Jewish education and technology in the curriculum, as well as students working collaboratively. (read the story...)

Greens Farms Academy Now Accepting Pre-K Applications
Greens Farms Academy, and independent day school in Fairfield County, recently announced the addition of a pre-K and is now accepting applications for the fall term. The pre-K program in Westport focuses on learning through play. (read the story...)

Westchester Mom Founds Local Chapter of Start School Later
Toni Lyn Salvatore of Cortlandt Manor, NY, was inspired to found a Westchester County chapter of Start School Later when she found out her high-achieving teenage son was falling asleep in class. Here, read about her mission and how you can get involved. (read the story...)

Jericho Brain Training Center Offers Discount for Struggling Learners
Jericho's LearningRx is offering help for students who are struggling to learn in school. Any struggling student who wants to improve their bad report card will receive a discount on a brain skills assessment if they bring in a copy of their bad report card. (read the story...)

Speyer Legacy School Relocates on the Upper West Side
Speyer Legacy School, an elementary and middle school in Manhattan for advanced learners, moved to a new location, which was designed by architect Chris Grabé, on the Upper West Side. The school features learning through self-questioned and self-investigated thinking. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring?
We asked the experts at Tutors on Wheels for advice on how to help kids get the most out of their tutoring sessions, including how to motivate your child to do additional work at home. (read the story...)

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans
Saving money for your child's college education can be intimidating. We spoke to local experts from New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan and CHET about 529 College Savings Plans, choosing investments, and more. (read the story...)

Murray Hill Early Childhood Center Offers Preschool Practice Class
The Wee Ones Club, an early childhood learning center in Murray Hill, now offers an introduction to preschool class for young children in Manhattan. (read the story...)

Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education
CHET, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, shares tips for saving money for your child' college education, including determining the cost of college, setting savings goals, and opening a 529 College Savings Plan. (read the story...)

Open Your Door to a New World: Host a Foreign Exchange
Have you considered hosting a foreign exchange student? More and younger families are deciding to host students. Here's why, plus the benefits of hosting a student and the deciding factors to consider. (read the story...)

Fast Facts About Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student
If you're thinking of hosting a foreign exchange student in your home, here are the fast facts you need to know about possible tax deductions, language barriers, how long a foreign exchange students stays, and more. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Is Multisensory Learning?
Learn about the multisensory approach to teaching math and other subjects -- including the Orton Gillingham Method, which is used to teach reading and spelling -- as explained by Dr. Emily Levy, founder and director of EBL Coaching. (read the story...)

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?
Bestselling author Lisa Bloom discusses a teacher's worst nightmare: helicopter parents—the ones who rescue their son at a moment's notice. Teachers teach for one reason: They care about educating children. So parents need to support and respect teachers. (read the story...)

Back to School Safety Tips
James Stewart, adjunct professor for Kaplan University’s School of Public Service is an expert in school safety and the psychological aspects of school violence. He recommends parents follow these simple steps with their children to keep them safe and prepared throughout the school year. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?
Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year. (read the story...)

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season
Northeast Children's Theater Company, which is based in Fairfield, CT, will expand to offer more shows in the 2013-2014 season as well as arts education programs in CT schools and drama therapy for pediatric patients at Norwalk Hospital. (read the story...)


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