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Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School
From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge. (read the story...)

For Financial Literacy Month, Teach Your Child About Saving
You know it’s important to teach your child about money -- so why aren’t you? A recent study reveals much about the state of savings for kids today, and what we as parents can do to make it better. (read the story...)

Talking Politics with Your Kids
Talking about politics with your kids may not come naturally, but as parents we're responsible for raising the next generation of voters. Here's how to encourage your kids to form their own political views, respect others' opinions, and -- most importantly -- vote. (read the story...)

Top Teacher-Approved Apps to Assess Understanding
Did you know apps--fun ones that really help kids learn--can be more revealing than standardized tests in assessing your child’s ability to understand? Our expert helps you bring teacher-approved apps out of the classroom and into your home. (read the story...)

App-Mazing Remembering Tools
The iTunes store is flooded with "educational" apps—but how the heck can you really know which ones are worth your child’s time? Here, our expert selects 8 winners that can help your child with the skill of remembering. (read the story...)

Twins: The School Years
Same classrooms, or separate? What if one sibling is not doing as well academically as the other? We spoke to experts, including parents and multiples themselves, for some guidance. (read the story...)

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD
Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate. (read the story...)

No More Molasses Classes
"America's Educator" Ron Clark, author of "The End of Molasses Classes," talks about how to banish boredom from the classroom, make teaching a desirable profession (again), and what to do when you don't like your kid's teacher. (read the story...)

School and Education Resources and Organizations
Here are some organizations and resources that can advise you on navigating tuition, understanding state school evaluations, zoning, and more--a great way to further your own knowledge on this important journey for you and your child(ren). (read the story...)

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour
School tours allow you to get to know certain schools better. But asking the right questions on these tours will help guide you to the right one faster. (read the story...)

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child
Public or private school? If you think about how much time your child spends at school, you might become very overwhelmed trying to pick the right one. Our area experts help you consider what’s most important—for your family. (read the story...)

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents
In our plugged-in, social media age, kids' manners are falling by the wayside, big time -- and with TV icons like the "Jersey Shore" gang or Hannah Montana not setting the best examples for our kids, what are parents to do? Etiquette experts weigh in. (read the story...)

Using Passions and Hobbies as Learning Tools
A mother-daughter team take studying to the next level with an outside-the-box teaching method that pairs a student's passions with learning vocabulary for the SATs. (read the story...)

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?
Some think cheating has become an epidemic, but we must keep perspective for our children—and their futures. (read the story...)

Kehillah School for Early Learning Opens in New Rochelle NY
The Kehillah School for Early Learning, a new educational childcare center, opened at Temple Israel of New Rochelle this fall, offering a close-knit community approach to early childhood learning. (read the story...)

Bright Beginnings Daycare Opens in New City NY
Bright Beginnings daycare center opened its doors in a private cul-de-sac in New City, providing a structured curriculum for kids in a home-like environment (including a big backyard!). (read the story...)

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents
A new Individualized Education Programs (IEP) guide helps parents of children with special needs understand the legal rights of students with disabilities and offers advice on how to get special education services and form an IEP for your child. (read the story...)

10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
Your child's success in school depends largely on your involvement in his education. Follow these easy tips on how to communicate effectively with your child's teacher at your next parent-teacher conference. (read the story...)

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens
GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced $59,044 in mini-grant funding awarded to 36 public and charter schools looking to build, maintain, or expand their garden programs. These mini-grants, in amounts up to $2,000, are part of Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative. (read the story...)

October Check-In: How to Assess Your Kids' Progress in School
Is your child enjoying this school year? It’s not too early to assess—and kick some problems to the curb before they become unmanageable. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Why Do Students with Special Needs Require Multisensory Teaching Methods?
We asked Rhonda Boltax, a learning disabilities specialist and the founder of Keys to Reading in Great Neck, NY, if and why multisensory teaching methods, like visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile methods, are effective for children with special needs like learning disabilities and dyslexia. (read the story...)

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Urges Public School Parents in Brooklyn to Sign a 'Count on Me' Pledge
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stopped by P.S. 67 in Brooklyn on the first day of school to urge parents to sign a "Count on Me" pledge and commit to being more involved in their children's education. (read the story...)

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC
A new website by EduProfile includes profiles on thousands of private and public schools in New York City, plus a school comparison tool and tips for parents on school admissions, entrance exams, school tours, and more advice that makes choosing a school easier. (read the story...)

PlayTogether NYC Helps Children Build Confidence Through Play
PlayTogether NYC, a certified preschool, opens its doors on the Upper West Side, offering a play-based program for toddlers, with half-day and full-day options. (read the story...)

CLAP for Children to Offer More Chinese Language Classes in Norwalk CT
CLAP for Children will open at the Chinese School of Norwalk to offer more Chinese language classes to kids and adults. (read the story...)


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