Reading well is an important skill for young adults to have in order to achieve economic success. But, many students score below proficient in reading achievement. Here are tips to help encourage your teen to read more.
Once illegal in many states, home-schooling is now not only acceptable, but a fairly common option. Is home schooling right for you and your child?
Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT hosted a training workshop for local elementary teachers on science, technology, engineering, and math education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
Some think cheating has become an epidemic, but we must keep perspective for our children—and their futures.
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 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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.