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5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

The application process for public New York City high schools can be baffling. Here are our top tips for navigating a confusing system.

When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

Many kids refuse to go to school when the first day comes around, but for some, it may be more than back-to-school anxiety.

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Many high school graduates are opting to take a year “off” before starting college. But far from doing nothing, they are participating in programs and gaining experiences that set them up for success.

Kindergarten: What to Expect from This Important Year

Kindergarten: What to Expect from This Important Year

At many schools, kindergarten kids will be learning reading, basic math, and much more in this exciting, important, and potentially difficult school year.

Kindergarten Dos and Don'ts: Best Tips for Parents

Kindergarten Dos and Don'ts: Best Tips for Parents

Our top tips for how parents can help their children succeed and thrive in kindergarten.

Why Preschool Is So Important

Why Preschool Is So Important

Experts discuss the importance of early childhood education. It’s much more than just play time!

Quiz: Choose the Best After-School Activity for Your Child

Quiz: Choose the Best After-School Activity for Your Child

Take this quiz to help determine which after-school activity is best for your child.

11 Apps and Games that Help Build Reading Skills

11 Apps and Games that Help Build Reading Skills

Common Sense Media rates 11 apps and games that help kids ages 2 and older build reading skills.

Teens Can Caddy Their Way to 4-Year College Scholarship

Teens Can Caddy Their Way to 4-Year College Scholarship

Caddying is not only a way to learn valuable skills, it can also earn teens a 4-year college scholarship through the Western Golf Association Evans Scholar Foundation.

Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

If you have a bright child who seems to be losing interest in school, it may not be because they do not like it, they might just be bored.

Report Finds that Most HS Seniors Aren’t Ready for College or Career

Report Finds that Most HS Seniors Aren’t Ready for College or Career

The results of the Nation’s Report Card are in, and it looks like the majority of high school seniors aren’t college or career ready.

How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

Developing strong reading skills early sets an important foundation for school success.

New Report Proves the Importance of Visual Mathematics

New Report Proves the Importance of Visual Mathematics

A new paper just released by youcubed, a Stanford University center dedicated to giving research based mathematics resources to teachers and parents, is supporting the use of visual mathematics.

How Can I Help My Child Build Stellar Writing Skills?

How Can I Help My Child Build Stellar Writing Skills?

Dr. Emily Levy is the founder and director of EBL Coaching, a one-on-one tutoring program based in Manhattan, Westchester, and New Jersey. Here she offers expert advice on how to build your child's writing skills.

Common Sense Media Rolls Out New Character Ratings System

Common Sense Media Rolls Out New Character Ratings System

Common Sense Media launches a new ratings system evaluating character strengths and values in youth media at South by Southwest media conference in Austin this week.

What Should I Do When My Child Refuses to Go to School?

What Should I Do When My Child Refuses to Go to School?

If your child refuses to go to school, it may be because she dealing with a traumatic experience at school or home. Here's how to get to the bottom of her refusal and help her like school.

Teachers Use New Hudson River Bridge to Spark Interest in STEM

Teachers Use New Hudson River Bridge to Spark Interest in STEM

As the area's first new bridge in more than 50 years arises across the Hudson River, local educators are seizing the opportunity to spark students' interest in STEM learning.

Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

Five Families Discuss Their School Choices

Five area families discuss why they chose the type of school to which they send their children—parochial, charter, public, or private—and the benefits they found in each school setting.

Should My Child be in a Gifted & Talented Program?

Should My Child be in a Gifted & Talented Program?

Is your child highly focused? Does she ask a lot of questions? Is he a fast learner, and lazy in the classroom? These are all characteristics of a gifted child. A local expert shares more qualities to look for, and what you can do to help your gifted child.

What Is Edtech and How Will It Affect My Child's Education?

What Is Edtech and How Will It Affect My Child's Education?

Edtech is using technology in schools to help teachers teach.

10 Things to Consider When Touring a Preschool

10 Things to Consider When Touring a Preschool

Here are 10 things to keep in mind and to look for when touring and choosing a preschool for your child.

What Can a Parent Do if Their Child is Reading Below Grade Level?

What Can a Parent Do if Their Child is Reading Below Grade Level?

What to do if you child is reading below their grade level.

Girls & STEM: Overcoming the Hurdles

Girls & STEM: Overcoming the Hurdles

What parent can do to encourage girls to continue pursuing their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) interests.

Technology in the Classroom: The Educational Benefits

Technology in the Classroom: The Educational Benefits

Local teachers discuss kids and technology as well as how it affects their classrooms and the learning process.

8 NYC Schools Named Top Innovative Schools in U.S.

8 NYC Schools Named Top Innovative Schools in U.S.

Eight New York schools named to the Top Innovative Schools list in a country-wide round-up of boundary breaking educational institutions.




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