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Cheating: The Facts

Cheating: The Facts

Nationwide, cheating in schools is on the rise. Learn all about academic dishonesty and what it means for your student with these facts from NoCheating.org

Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Embrace Innovation

Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Embrace Innovation

Despite a number of Catholic schools shutting down across the nation, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is taking steps to innovate its schools to keep Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens open.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?

The director of a local music school offers tips on how to help kids balance piano practice with their homework by carving out specific times for both after school and then sticking with it.

The Common Core Effect: Resources for Parents

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.

The Personal Touch: Classroom Innovations for Personalized Learning

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.

Are Smaller Classes Better?: Malcolm Gladwell Challenges Accepted Mantra

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.

Ask the Expert: What do I say when my child asks, 'When will I need to know this?'

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.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?

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.

Screen Scene: Are Electronic Devices Really Educational?

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.

Virginia Lived Here

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.

Huntington Approach Available to Queens Students

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.

Registration Now Open for Temple Israel Pre-K

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.

Greens Farms Academy Now Accepting Pre-K Applications

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.

Westchester Mom Founds Local Chapter of Start School Later

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.

Jericho Brain Training Center Offers Discount for Struggling Learners

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.

Speyer Legacy School Relocates on the Upper West Side

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring?

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.

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

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.

Murray Hill Early Childhood Center Offers Preschool Practice Class

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.

Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education

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.

Open Your Door to a New World: Host a Foreign Exchange

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.

Fast Facts About Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

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.

Ask the Expert: What Is Multisensory Learning?

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.

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?

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.




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