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Katherine Paterson Gives Advice on Children's Books

Katherine Paterson Gives Advice on Children's Books

Read our exclusive interview with Katherine Paterson, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, award-winning author, and mother of four, for advice on what your kids should be reading.

How to Choose a Charter School for Your Child in Connecticut

How to Choose a Charter School for Your Child in Connecticut

Charter schools, also known as "magnet schools" or "schools of choice," have grown in popularity over the past few years, both in Connecticut and throughout the country. Find out how charter schools measure up against public schools, what school choices are available in the Fairfield County, CT, area, and if one of these schools might be the right fit for your child.

New York State Standardized Assessment Tests: Are They Working for Our Children?

New York State Standardized Assessment Tests: Are They Working for Our Children?

Standardized assessment tests have become make-it-or-break-it measures for both students and schools in New York state. We took a look at how these tests, along with the No Child Left Behind Act, are affecting our children's overall education. Plus, see our tips on taking standardized assessment tests, for students and their parents.

Children's Museums: Behind the Exhibits

Children's Museums: Behind the Exhibits

Whether a child is interested in insects or dinosaurs, the goal of children’s museums is to encourage that natural curiosity and allow it to blossom. We spoke with exhibit developers at area children's museums to find out the formula that results in a perfect balance between learning and fun.

The New School Honors Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sesame Workshop, at its 2010 LaGuardia Award Dinner

The New School Honors Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sesame Workshop, at its 2010 LaGuardia Award Dinner

The New School will honor Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Sesame Workshop, at its 2010 LaGuardia Award Dinner on February 25, 2010, at the Mandarin Oriental New York.

Is It Time for Preschool?

Is It Time for Preschool?

Study results indicate that attending preschool not only influences a child’s developing mind, but can also set the pace for his or her success in subsequent school experiences. Read on for tips on how to tell when the time is right for your child.

Parental Demand for Charter Schools Up 21 Percent from Last Year

Parental Demand for Charter Schools Up 21 Percent from Last Year

Charter schools, most of which serve low-income kids, reach "tipping point" as waiting lists expand.

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump

How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays.

The FloH Club: Help for the Technologically Impaired

The FloH Club: Help for the Technologically Impaired

The FloH Club, founded by Florence Henderson, offers aid to those struggling with all types of gizmos and gadgets.

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one.

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'

What to Do When Your Child Says, 'I Hate School!'

Just about every parent will hear their child bemoan homework, tests, friend problems, and other school-related issues at some point. Read on for tips on how to cope with those “I hate school blues.”

In Our Communities: Going Green! at Rockland Country Day School

In Our Communities: Going Green! at Rockland Country Day School

Rockland Country Day School in Congers, NY, recently joined the Green Schools Alliance and has pledged to reduce the school's carbon footprint over time.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services- Brooklyn

New York City Public Libraries Free Services- Brooklyn

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Queens

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Queens

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Manhattan

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Manhattan

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - The Bronx

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - The Bronx

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Staten Island

New York City Public Libraries Free Services - Staten Island

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

New York City Public Libraries Free Services

New York City Public Libraries Free Services

The New York public libraries have dozens of free educational programs for you and your children.

Broadway and Off-Broadway Meet the Teachers

Broadway and Off-Broadway Meet the Teachers

At the Partners In Education – Expo ’09, the New York theater community and area educators come together in a first-ever event.

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

It was New Math in the 1960s, and New New Math in 1989. Rote math is no longer being taught and fundamentals have given way to new thinking strategies. Gone are the days when 8 + 7=15. Now 8 + 5 = about 15.

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009

Stay up to date on new businesses and programs for kids and families opening up in Suffolk County, Long Island this fall.

News Release: St. Mark School Hosts New School Year Liturgy for Brooklyn Schools

News Release: St. Mark School Hosts New School Year Liturgy for Brooklyn Schools

St. Mark School helped the Brooklyn Diocese's Catholic elementary schools ring in a new school year with a liturgy and breakfast reception.

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child

Teaching writing can be intimidating, especially if you don’t feel like you are a good writer yourself. Here are some tips you can use to encourage your kids in grade school or high school — age doesn’t matter; it’s never too late to develop good writing habits.

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat.

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

Read up on a few fresh and exciting products for back to school in September 2009.




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