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Top Teacher-Approved Apps to Assess Understanding

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.

App-Mazing Remembering Tools

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.

Twins: The School Years

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.

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

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.

No More Molasses Classes

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.

School and Education Resources and Organizations

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).

What Questions to Ask on a School Tour

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.

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

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.

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents

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.

Using Passions and Hobbies as Learning Tools

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.

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?

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.

Kehillah School for Early Learning Opens in New Rochelle NY

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.

Bright Beginnings Daycare Opens in New City NY

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!).

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

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.

10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

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.

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens

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.

October Check-In: How to Assess Your Kids' Progress in School

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.

Ask the Expert: Why Do Students with Special Needs Require Multisensory Teaching Methods?

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.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Urges Public School Parents in Brooklyn to Sign a 'Count on Me' Pledge

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.

New Website Profiles Private and Public Schools in NYC

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.

PlayTogether NYC Helps Children Build Confidence Through Play

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.

CLAP for Children to Offer More Chinese Language Classes in Norwalk CT

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.

How To Prepare Your Kids for an Organized and Successful Back-to-School Experience

How To Prepare Your Kids for an Organized and Successful Back-to-School Experience

As much as the kids are dreading it, the fall has replaced summer and the time has come to start another school year. If you are having trouble getting them into the back-to-school mentality, use the following tips to ensure an organized and successful new academic year.

Kumon Centers Open in Prospect Heights and Gravesent-West

Kumon Centers Open in Prospect Heights and Gravesent-West

Two new Kumon Learning Centers in Brooklyn are offering math and reading help to kids in Prospect Heights and Gravesend-West.

Mathnasium Opens in Brooklyn Heights

Mathnasium Opens in Brooklyn Heights

Mathnasium, a math tutoring and learning center for kids, opened a new center in Brooklyn Heights, the third Mathnasium in NYC.




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