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December 1, 2010
Ask an Expert: Is my son ready for "advanced kindergarten"?
An educational expert weighs in on advanced kindergarten programs. Denver Public Schools offers an advanced kindergarten, but this expert encourages parents to think things through before enrolling their child.
November 23, 2010
Ask an Expert: Getting my child to do homework without a fight.
Here are some excellent suggestions to help you get away from the nightly battle over homework.
November 2, 2010
Ask an Expert: Dealing with a disorganized teen.
An expert gives you advice on helping to get a teen organized. Yes, you could send him or her to a third party business, such as Sylvan Learning Center. But it may just be more effective to roll up your sleeves and train your kid yourself. For starters, create a weekly study calendar, buy a folder for all homework, work on idea webs and outlines, and prepare to give up some of your own time as well - but only for a while.
October 29, 2010
Week of Oct. 25, 2010: Teaching & learning tidbits
This week's teaching and learning highlights address a program to handle chronic truancy, the controversy still brewing over plans to overhaul low-performing schools in Far Northeast Denver, a charter school for students with disabilities and another that may be shuttered, and the importance of literacy at home and school.
October 22, 2010
PTA offers tips for evaluating your child's classroom
The National PTA offers parents some excellent tips as they prepare for fall conferences or Back to School nights.
September 23, 2010
Dougco football players tackle reading
Here's an interesting approach to inspiring elementary school children to read. This article about an innovative program at Frontier Elementary School called Reading with Winners comes from the Douglas County School District. Share stories of things your child's school is doing to inspire young readings by making a comment on this post.
August 20, 2010
Ask an Expert: Questions about my daughter’s IEP.
If your child’s IEP team determines that it is appropriate for her to have a modified curriculum, she should not be held to the state curriculum standards. Rather, her IEP goals should become her primary academic targets. A modified curriculum will generally be appropriate for fewer than 2 percent of all students.
January 9, 2009
Do we need to be held accountable for the way we converse?
Something not often included in discussions of administrative reorganizations and mayoral control is what actually sets New York City classrooms apart from those…
December 8, 2008
Teacher: Why was I trained in literacy program we aren't using?
Last year, New York City first grade teacher Peace in the Classroom got trained in a literacy tutoring program which her administration promised to…
August 11, 2008
Texting: the next big thing in balanced literacy? j/k!
Forget safety or motivation – the real reason to give a child a cell phone is to promote literacy. Newsweek reports that…
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