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|Make Summer Reading a Priority|
|By Ryan Tracy on June 10, 2013|
The Summer months are a great way to encourage reading for their children. Read further how you can set up a summer plan for your childrenRead more...
|Why Family Involvement? Because What Happens at Home Comes to School|
|By Maria Chesley Fisk, PhD on June 3, 2013|
Our families are, in essence, our living textbooks - they teach lesson after lesson on how much to value hard work, how to manage time, and how to treat ourselves and others. Learn what research says families do that makes a difference to student learning and achievement.Read more...
|Connecting is the Key to Educating|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on May 27, 2013|
Connecting is the key to educating. The relationship we build may not be the only thing we accomplish when we teach, but it is far ahead of whatever else is in second place.Read more...
|April is Autism Awareness Month: 4 Great Reads from Parents in the Know|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D on April 28, 2013|
April is Autism Awareness Month. If you are a parent who knows or suspects that your child has autism, there is a large online parent community that will provide you and your child with support and resources.Read more...
|Common Core Standards: What Parents Need to Know|
|By Ryan M. Tracy on March 25, 2013|
Leveling the educational playihg field for all students regardless of their zip code is what Common Core Standards are deemed to provide. But we will need the support of our parents to truly initiate these standards in our states.Read more...
|When Parents Advocate for the Right Stuff|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on March 7, 2013|
When we parents advocate for our children, let's make sure we advocate for the right things.Read more...
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