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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...)

Third Annual APPA National Children’s Pet Poetry Contest Winners Announced
Six students in grades 3-5 were chosen as winners of the American Pet Products Association's Third Annual National Children's Pet Poetry Contest. (read the story...)

How to Help Your Child Be a Confident Reader
Dr. J. Richard Gentry, author of "Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write - from Baby to Age Seven," offers parents tips on how to help their child be a confident reader, establishing literacy skills in childhood that are fundamental for lifelong success. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in the New York Metro Area
If you're looking for a preschool in the New York metro area, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in Suffolk County, Long Island
If you're looking for a preschool in Suffolk County, Long Island, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, academic, play-based, and multi-approach. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in Nassau County, Long Island
If you're looking for a preschool in Nassau County, Long Island, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in Westchester County, NY
If you're looking for a preschool in Westchester County, NY, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, and play-based. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in Fairfield County, CT
If you're looking for a preschool in Fairfield County, CT, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in Queens
If you're looking for a preschool in Queens, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, play-based, and multi-approach. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in Brooklyn
If you're looking for a preschool in Brooklyn, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, and play-based. (read the story...)

Alternative Preschools in Manhattan
If you're looking for a preschool in Manhattan, check out a list of alternative types, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, academic, and play-based. (read the story...)

How to Choose the Right Preschool for Your Child
When evaluating preschools, it helps to know the basics of the most common early education philosophies. Read on for descriptions of Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, play-based, and academic preschools and tips for how to know which is right for your child. (read the story...)

Little Minds Montessori House for Children Opens in Lynbrook, NY
Little Minds Montessori is the first preschool of its kind in Lynbrook, NY. (read the story...)

Education Week Publishes ‘Quality Counts’ Report, Gives U.S. Schools ‘Average’ Rating
Despite the government's education stimulus, the US still gets a 'C' in public education for 2011. (read the story...)

Four Tips to Break Your Child's Bad Homework Habits
If your child is a chronic procrastinator, try these four approaches recommended by an education expert that are proven to break those bad homework habits. (read the story...)

Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents
Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read an excerpt from the book here. (read the story...)

Flik Independent School Dining Wins 2010 Whole Grains Challenge Grand Prize
Flik Independent School Dining, provider of dining services for over 120 independent and private schools nationwide, won grand prize in the 2010 Whole Grains Challenge, a campaign of the Whole Grains Council. (read the story...)


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