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Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Read below for tips and advice on fundraising in schools. Local fundraising efforts can benefit your child's education, and raising money for schools can be rewarding for your community. School fundraisers are a great way to get the school supplies, quality teachers, and safe school environment that children thrive in.

Tips for Graduates: Pay Off Student Loans

Tips for Graduates: Pay Off Student Loans

Many recent graduates often begin paying down their student loans in November. America Saves and Sallie Mae offer tips and advice for graduates on how to best pay off their student loans.

5 Ways to Take the Frenzy Out of Your Family's Lives

5 Ways to Take the Frenzy Out of Your Family's Lives

With your children comfortably in the school year schedule, you may find that they are stressed with their busy after-school activities and homework. Susan Sachs Lipman, author of "Fed Up with Frenzy," offers 5 tips for a frenzy-free lifestyle.

Why We Need To Keep Arts Education In Our Schools

Why We Need To Keep Arts Education In Our Schools

From Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise to “Glee,” it’s clear there’s an appetite for musical theater. But beyond entertainment, performing arts—proven critical to learning—are less accessible in schools than they once were. We're issuing a call to action.

Scholastic Releases Free Reading App for Kids

Scholastic Releases Free Reading App for Kids

Scholastic has introduced Storia, a free, interactive, and educational reading app for kids that comes with five free ebook downloads and features more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddler through teens.

You Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Teacher

You Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Teacher

Take advantage of the years before your child starts school to set the stage for success.

7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative

7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative

Curiosity is linked to creativity, and both are important skills to have and to hone. However, there is a decline in both curiosity and creativity between the ages of five and eight, bottoming out in pre-adolescence. Parents can nurture these lost skills by reinforcing children's habits of curiosity. Our expert Diana Rosen shares some tips to inspire your child to be curious and creative.

Encourage Your Kids To Be Creative and Curious

Encourage Your Kids To Be Creative and Curious

Don’t relegate creativity to the art classroom. Encourage your kids to explore, tap into their curiosity, and open themselves to a world of possibilities in every facet of their lives. Our expert tells you how to encourage kids to be creative and curious, and offers activities and exercises to strengthen the creativity muscle.

The Gift of Education - Tips for Investing In Your Loved One's Future

The Gift of Education - Tips for Investing In Your Loved One's Future

This holiday season, consider an alternative to traditional presents; saving for your loved one's college education. Saving for college in a 529 plan as a child grows is a critical and effective savings tool for families wishing to ease the financial burden of college in the future. Learn more about the 529 plan and how you can start saving for your loved one's education.

Jumpstart Announces Ashanti as Celebrity Ambassador for 2012 Read for the Record® Campaign

Jumpstart Announces Ashanti as Celebrity Ambassador for 2012 Read for the Record® Campaign

Jumpstart, a national early education non-profit organization, announced the official kick-off to its 2012 Read for the Record campaign on Sept. 25. As part of this year's campaign, Jumpstart will host nearly 250 Read for the Record events nationwide to set a new world reading record and raise awareness of the importance of quality early education.

4 Proven Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Baby

4 Proven Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Baby

If you think reading out loud to your wee one is just a way to bond, think again. A local expert details four proven and long-lasting benefits of reading aloud to babies.

Raise a Child who is Predisposed with Genius Qualities

Raise a Child who is Predisposed with Genius Qualities

Raising a child who is predisposed to do wonders with his or her mind is possible. Enable your child to succeed by following our expert's fundamental tips for guiding your child's lifelong learning.

New Reading Center Focuses on Teaching Children Phonics

New Reading Center Focuses on Teaching Children Phonics

The Academic Associates Reading Center of New York teaches children how to read by focusing on phonics, so they can properly and effectively decode everyday and school-related vocabulary.

How to Find the Right Kind of Help for Your Struggling Child

How to Find the Right Kind of Help for Your Struggling Child

When you see your child struggling socially or academically in school, it is important to seek out the right kind of guidance. A local child psychologist offers how to find plan road map to success for your child.

Autism Speaks Launches School Community Tool Kit 2.0

Autism Speaks Launches School Community Tool Kit 2.0

Autism Speaks' new School Community Tool Kit 2.0 is a resource meant to help classmates, teachers, and other school staff to better understand students on the autism spectrum and how to support them.

Back To School Jitters: Who’s More Anxious You Or Your Child?

Back To School Jitters: Who’s More Anxious You Or Your Child?

As we prepare to send our kids off to school this week, we are excited, overwhelmed, and yes, a little nervous. Mental health consultant Stefanie Weiss offers some tips to handle the situation.

How To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

How To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

Teacher and school administrator Gary Howard has been helping children get better grades for over 35 years. He has just released a book, "Help Your Kids Get Better Grades," and he shared some of his key tips with us.

The Cough Question: Should Your Child Stay Home or Go To School?

The Cough Question: Should Your Child Stay Home or Go To School?

The start of school brings the unavoidable cold season. Sometimes figuring out whether or not you should send your child to school with a cold is a hard thing to do— you don't want your child to miss too many days, but you don't want your child to get others sick. Dr. Zak Zarbock, creator of Zarbee's cough medicine, answers that question.

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

It turns out dogs are not only good for our health, finding missing people, and helping disabled people live independent lives – they're good for kids' report cards, too. Michael and Linda Amiri offer five reasons why dogs make great reading partners for your kids.

September Strategies to Start the School Year Right

September Strategies to Start the School Year Right

Earlier wake-ups, spiffy duds, and a new class for your kids mean organizational and motivational challenges for you. We’ve got September strategies from Katherine Lee, a Brooklyn mom and expert on school-aged children, to help you start the school year right.

Reading Rainbow Reinvented: The PBS Kids' Show Turned App

Reading Rainbow Reinvented: The PBS Kids' Show Turned App

Reading Rainbow, the beloved children's show on PBS that had a 26-year run, recently joined the digital age with the launch of its iPad app. LeVar Burton, the former host of the television show, leads kids on video "field trips" and narrates 20 percent of the books in the app's library.

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

Louise Weadock, a registered child psychiatric nurse and founder of WeeZee World, explains why sensory play is important to children's development and offers tips on how you can create a dynamic learning environment at home.

The Mentor Effect: Helping At-Risk and Underprivileged Kids

The Mentor Effect: Helping At-Risk and Underprivileged Kids

It isn't necessary to be superhuman to be a great mentor to an at-risk or underprivileged youth. What makes mentors extraordinary is the commitment he or she makes to changing a child's life for the better. Mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, Boys & Girls Club in Northern Westchester, and Girls Write Now share their experiences.

Bookshare Supplies Free Book Downloads For Kids With Learning Disabilities

Bookshare Supplies Free Book Downloads For Kids With Learning Disabilities

If your child has a learning difference like dyslexia, they may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare, a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Survey Reveals Creating Budgets for Back-to-School Shopping is On the Rise

Survey Reveals Creating Budgets for Back-to-School Shopping is On the Rise

A new survey conducted by Chase Slate with Blueprint reveals that more consumers are creating budgets for back-to-school shopping and sticking to it, meaning some parents are putting their foot down this year and will not be buying new smartphones or tablets their kids are asking for this season.




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