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The Learning Garden Preschool Opens in Bridgeport CT
The Learning Garden Preschool, a play-based preschool, will open its doors in Bridgeport this September. (read the story...)

July 2011 Online Extras
Our July magazines are out on stands throughout the New York metro area, filled with local family events, how-to guides, practical tips and advice, and our annual Source Book - a comprehensive guide to family venues and services throughout the NYC area. On top of all that, we've saved a few extra goodies for our online readers. Check them out! (read the story...)

How to Make Summer School a Success
Summer school can boost your child's grades and create confidence going into the next school year. Here are tips on how to cure the summer school blues and help make it a success instead. (read the story...)

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area
Once school lets out for the summer, kids are always looking for something fun, interesting, or creative to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before the "I’m bored!” cries begin. Even in the summer, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special (and maybe even a little educational) this year. (read the story...)

Best Books for Babies 2011
The Fred Rogers Company, producers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," has published a 2011 top 10 list of books for babies under 18 months old. (read the story...)

End Your Child's Test Stress
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams. (read the story...)

Sylvan Learning's Summer Reading List for Kids
To encourage learning in the summer months, Sylvan Learning offers a suggested reading list for grades K-12 to help parents find the right book for their child. (read the story...)

Embrace Technology to Keep Kids Hooked on Reading
As parents, we strive to create a love of reading and a core competence in reading in our kids. So how can we grow engaged readers who can later become great learners? The answer may lie in the digital revolution. (read the story...)

How to Make College More Affordable: There's More Money if You Know Where to Look
Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary." (read the story...)

New Summer Math Program Aims to Combat Summer Learning Loss
Each year, students leave school at the peak of their math skills, only to let those skills wither over the summer as they enjoy camps, vacations, and video games. To combat this, TenMarks Education yesterday released its new summer math programs designed to give parents and students the tools they need to not only keep their math skills sharp, but to help students move ahead for the next school year. (read the story...)

Rockland's Favorite Teacher
A fourth grade teacher from Cottage Lane Elementary School in Blauvelt, NY, is the local recipient of Barnes & Noble's "My Favorite Teacher" award. (read the story...)

New Website Allows Families to Search for Housing Near NYC's Great Schools
A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools. (read the story...)

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond
Don't let summer brain drain (the regression in math and reading skills that occurs over school vacation) happen to your children. Keep their brains active this summer at one of these great programs in the New York City area and beyond. (read the story...)

Kids Soak Up the Sun this Season with a Cool Lemonade and a Hot Summer Read
School may be out but books are definitely in. From young children's picture books and tales of not-so-similar twins to nonfiction reads and an urban twist on a childhood classic, The Horn Book's list of 51 kid-friendly titles (including a few highlighted summer-y top picks) is sure to engage readers of all ages and abilities. (read the story...)

Four NYC Area School Teams Honored in 2011 National Science and Technology Awards Program
The 19th Annual Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program, the world's largest student science and technology competition, announced eight winning teams, including four from the New York City area. (read the story...)

New York Life Foundation Grants $200,000 to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in NYC and Westchester County, NY
The New York Life Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to support expanding entrepreneurship education programs to low-performing students in New York City and Westchester County, New York; and Chicago, Illinois. The support will enable NFTE to serve at least 1,800 new students during the 2011-2012 school year. (read the story...)

New York City Flik Invitational Cook-Off Raises $5,200 for Children's Culinary Education
Culinary teams from NYC's The Trinity School, The Dalton School, and The Grace Church School competed to raise funds for The Dinner Party Project. (read the story...)

The Rise of Cheating: How to Keep Your Kids Academically Honest
Increased academic pressure and the rise of technology have made cheating a problem more common than you might imagine. Here are tips for keeping your kids honest in their schoolwork. (read the story...)

The 2010 Nation's Report Card Shows Gains and Losses in Students' Civics Knowledge
The Civics 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as "The Nation's Report Card," shows that civic knowledge (including knowledge of the American government and political system) has increased in fourth graders but decreased in twelfth graders, while Hispanic students improved across all grades. (read the story...)

Helping Your Children Control Their Impulses Makes Them Better Students
Children who can control their impulses are often more successful in school and academic settings. Find out how you can help start your kids down the right path. (read the story...)

First Annual 'Create Something Great' Recycled Sculpture Contest Winners Announced
The First Annual Create Something Great Recycled Sculpture Contest, co-sponsored by the Portledge School and Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, announced winners in three age categories. (read the story...)

10 Ways to Help Your Child Be an Excellent Reader
Reading is the most important habit to instill in children. Natacha Beim, teacher and parenting expert, shares her top 10 tips for instilling a love of reading in your child. (read the story...)

Junior Achievement of New York Brings More Than Money® Program to PS 212 in Jackson Heights
Junior Achievement of New York and HSBC Bank USA brought a financial literacy program called More Than Money® to more than 80 third-grade students at PS 212 in Jackson Heights, Queens. (read the story...)

How to Prevent a Homework Meltdown
Is your child easily frustrated, making homework time a nightmare for all involved? Try our four simple solutions to break the cycle of negativity and make homework more manageable. (read the story...)

Blue Rock School Receives Grant for Environmental Arts Education Project
After receiving a grant from the Arts Council of Rockland and the Arts-in-Education Program of the New York State Council of the Arts, Blue Rock School jumpstarted a new environment-inspired arts program called "Making Art from the Landscape," with a focus on indigenous art and people. (read the story...)


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