The British International School of New York is Committed to Creating Well-Rounded Students

The British International School of New York is Committed to Creating Well-Rounded Students

The British International School of New York currently enrolls students from more than 40 countries, creating a vibrant community for its student body. This independent, international school in New York City strives to create well-rounded students ...

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3 Tips for Being Successful in College

3 Tips for Being Successful in College

Your teen is finally ready to head off to college. She's aced her SAT and ACT and been accepted into her dream school. You've saved up for her tuition. You've done everything in your power to prepare her for the stress of this new chapter of life. ...

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5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

5 Ways to Survive Your Child Going off to College

So it's time to send your child off to college. You've done all the research, from finding scholarships online to investing in a 529 college savings plan. Your little one (or maybe not-so-little one) has been preparing for this day for many grades ...

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How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

How to Encourage Early Literacy Skills in Your Child

With commercial reading programs that aim to teach infants how to read, it's important to remember that family and parent-child interaction is always a viable option for teaching your little one early literacy skills at home. From reading to your b...

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5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

With the rising costs of higher education, it's never too early (or too late) to start saving for your child's college tuition. Here, experts share five key ways you can start saving for your child's admission costs now to limit the amount of debt ...

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Best Study Habits for Children to Improve Grades

Best Study Habits for Children to Improve Grades

With the kids back in school it's time once again to start studying. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how the most successful children break bad study habits and make sure they really understand the material. Is it a matter of their ...

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5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

Federal and state laws protect the rights of students in school, yet many parents are unaware of their child’s legal protections as a student. As your child heads back to school this year, make sure you know his rights and entitlements to services....

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How to Determine Your Child's Learning Style and Help Her Thrive in School

How to Determine Your Child's Learning Style and Help Her Thrive in School

There are eight different learning styles (how people process and retain information), each with different preferred methods of learning new information. Here's how to determine which learning style your child prefers—and how to support her in scho...

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Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

On Friday, Sept. 20, Ean Gensler, M.Ed., director of Bright Horizons at Hudson Yards, will lead a free online parenting seminar about emergent curriculum in early childhood education and how it benefits young children. The Momcast, called Teach Me ...

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How to Create the Ideal Space for Your Kids to Do Homework

How to Create the Ideal Space for Your Kids to Do Homework

Kids need a dedicated space to do their homework, whether it's in their rooms, a common room in the house, or at the dinner table. But if it seems like your kids find any excuse not to sit down and do their homework, it could be their workstation i...

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10 Places to Find and Research College Scholarships Online

10 Places to Find and Research College Scholarships Online

Most of us spent years after graduating paying off student loans for college, but if your teen puts in the work now to find scholarships, she can graduate with minimal debt. Here are the top 10 places to look online to find scholarships, grants, an...

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Should My Teen Take the SAT or ACT?

Should My Teen Take the SAT or ACT?

If your teenager is heading into his junior year of high school, he will likely be taking the SAT or ACT this school year. These college entrance exams are more alike than different, but there is still some confusion about which one teens should ta...

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The Differences Between Charter, Home, Independent, International, Magnet, and Parochial Schools

The Differences Between Charter, Home, Independent, International, Magnet, and Parochial Schools

Choosing what school to send your child to in the New York metro area can be a complicated decision, one you agonize over for days or even weeks. But what are the differences between parochial, independent, international, charter, magnet, and home ...

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How to Make Going Back to School Easier on the Whole Family

How to Make Going Back to School Easier on the Whole Family

Before you know it, your child will be headed to school again. Will those first weeks back in class be a calm or hectic time for your family? Some easy back-to-school tips can make all the difference. Preparing for a new school year is pretty simpl...

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A Grade-by-Grade Timeline for Applying to College

A Grade-by-Grade Timeline for Applying to College

Helping your child figure out her future education plans can seem like a daunting task, from taking the PSAT, SAT, or ACT to writing essays and going on college tours and interviews. Starting the college planning process early can help your child b...

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Crayola Launches a Nationwide Contest to Honor the Best Teachers

Crayola Launches a Nationwide Contest to Honor the Best Teachers

Teachers do so much for our kids: They patiently help them work through math problems, they help work through issues with bullying, they see kids onto the school bus at the end of the day, they use their own money to buy supplies for their classroo...

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How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for Stress in College?

How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for Stress in College?

Teens may think that heading off to college will be four years of partying. But what they might not realize is college can be one of the most stressful times of their lives. To ensure your teen is successful in college and beyond, spend the summer ...

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How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for College Life?

How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for College Life?

Sending your teen off to college can be exciting and overwhelming for both of you. While you'll still worry about your child getting enough sleep, being safe at parties, and getting all of their school work done, there are conversations you can hav...

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Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

Five Things Parents Should Know About End-Of-Year Testing

Every spring, schools across the nation give students millions of standardized tests. Students sit for hours, filling in answer bubbles with their number two pencils for an exam that may span days. They’re told the tests are “important”, they nee...

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How to Create an Impressive College Essay

How to Create an Impressive College Essay

Imagine that you are an Admissions Counselor assigned the task of reviewing a large stack of applicant files. You are tired, as you have been reviewing these profiles for days. And you have a deadline, which is quickly approaching. Each applica...

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10 Things Learned at Camp that Benefit Kids in School

10 Things Learned at Camp that Benefit Kids in School

Sending your children to camp during the summer months does more than keep them busy. Camp—whether a day camp, sleepaway camp, or specialty camp—can teach kids new skills at camp, such as swimming, archery, photography, dance, and more. But camp ca...

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College Admissions: What Should Students Do If They Have Been Deferred?

College Admissions: What Should Students Do If They Have Been Deferred?

Some colleges and universities just can’t admit all of the students they would like to via early decision or early action, so they defer a few and evaluate them again during regular decision. Here are some tips on what to do if your child has been...

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A Look Inside the Debate of Whether High School Should Start Later

A Look Inside the Debate of Whether High School Should Start Later

If you find you're having trouble getting your teen up and out the door in time to arrive before the late bell tolls at high school, you're not alone. It turns out the early high school start time is not in line with teens' development and biology—...

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The Lifelong Benefits of Reading to Babies

The Lifelong Benefits of Reading to Babies

Though many parents may not realize it, they should be reading to babies as early as possible. There are numerous early childhood education and lifelong benefits to reading to babies. Early childhood education and reading experts share the numerous...

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Holy Angels Regional School Launches Parent University

Holy Angels Regional School Launches Parent University

Holy Angels Regional School, a Catholic institution in Patchogue, recently launched Parent University, a series of 2-hour evening workshops that have different themes centered around education.

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Blended Learning: An Approach that Integrates Technology with Traditional Teaching

Blended Learning: An Approach that Integrates Technology with Traditional Teaching

Blended learning is a bold, new approach to education, in which technology is fully integrated with traditional teaching. St. Ann, a school in East Harlem, adopted this education trend in its classrooms and saw numerous benefits—both for the studen...

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New App Helps with NYC High School Admissions

New App Helps with NYC High School Admissions

The NYC High School Application Guide is a free mobile app that helps NYC students with their search for a high school.

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Are Single-Sex Classrooms Better for My Child’s Learning?

Are Single-Sex Classrooms Better for My Child’s Learning?

The benefits of single-gender classrooms in schools

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10 Apps That Teach Kids 21st-Century Skills

10 Apps That Teach Kids 21st-Century Skills

These apps will help kids learn skills not necessarily taught at school.

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Helping a Child Cope When an Older Sibling Goes to College

Helping a Child Cope When an Older Sibling Goes to College

When an older child goes off to college, it can spark new emotions in their younger siblings. Here's what you can do to help younger children cope.

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The 10 Test Prep/Application Commandments

The 10 Test Prep/Application Commandments

Tips to help your child prepare for tests.

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How to Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activity Into Extra Cash for College

How to Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activity Into Extra Cash for College

Whether your kid is committed to sports, the arts, or even community service, here’s how to turn that passion for after-school activities into a college scholarship.

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Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island to Lead Youth Training

Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island to Lead Youth Training

Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island will be leading a Reality Check youth advocacy training for 25 middle school students, starting July 6.

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NY State's Free College Tuition Program Is Now Open

NY State's Free College Tuition Program Is Now Open

The New York State scholarship program—offering free college tuition to New York residents attending CUNY or SUNY schools—is now accepting applications.

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How to Make the Most of Summer College Visits

How to Make the Most of Summer College Visits

If you are planning to visit campuses this summer, here are some tips and things to keep in mind.

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The Decision to Opt Out of Common Core

The Decision to Opt Out of Common Core

With resistance to the Common Core standardized tests growing, more parents are refusing to allow their children to take them. But here’s why the solution may not be as simple as just opting your child out.

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Comsewogue High School Students Come Together to Combat Bullying

Comsewogue High School Students Come Together to Combat Bullying

Students from Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station are taking action against bullying after witnessing it in their school and community.

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Why I Let My Daughter Say No to Homework

Why I Let My Daughter Say No to Homework

How a mother stood by her daughter’s decision to stop doing homework.

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How Can You Promote Literacy at Home?

How Can You Promote Literacy at Home?

Tips from an expert on how parents can promote literacy at home.

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Preparing Kids for Careers of the Future

Preparing Kids for Careers of the Future

How children as young as 3 can learn skills now that will help them once they enter the workforce.

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Are Kids Getting Enough Time for Recess?

Are Kids Getting Enough Time for Recess?

SHAPE America created guidelines for schools to follow to support recess for all K-12 students.

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Gov. Cuomo Proposes Initiative to Make College Tuition-Free for New Yorkers

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Initiative to Make College Tuition-Free for New Yorkers

The plan is called Excelsior Scholarship and would be geared toward families with an income of $125,000 or less.

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Why Are Boys Failing?

Why Are Boys Failing?

How current societal norms are contributing to boys falling behind—in school and in life.

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The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure

Teaching kids to handle setbacks with grit and perseverance is more valuable than trying to help them avoid ever failing at anything.

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How Local Catholic Schools Integrate Students of All Religions

How Local Catholic Schools Integrate Students of All Religions

A look into how these local Catholic schools have integrated and accommodated students of all types of religious backgrounds.

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Is Homework Necessary?

Is Homework Necessary?

A look inside the debate about whether homework is necessary—and what a Brooklyn elementary school is doing instead

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How Teachers Utilize the Election in Lessons

How Teachers Utilize the Election in Lessons

How local teachers are including the 2016 election in lesson plans and raising civic awareness in kids.

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Reasons to Choose a British School for Your New York Child

Reasons to Choose a British School for Your New York Child

Wetherby-Pembridge on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has a mission to combine the best of British education with that of the United States’.

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5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

5 Tips for Getting Into NYC's Public High Schools

The application process for public New York City high schools can be baffling. Here are our top tips for navigating a confusing system.

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When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

When Back-to-School Stress Isn't Just Stress

Many kids refuse to go to school when the first day comes around, but for some, it may be more than back-to-school anxiety.

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