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April 23, 2013
Parents with Families for Excellent Schools start to get political
Parents involved with Families for Excellent Schools sit in a small group discussion to talk about the answer to a question posed by the group facilitator: "What are the characteristics of a quality education?" Regina Dowdell stepped up to the microphone and made an honest admission to the room full of fellow parents. "I personally didn't know exactly what the mayor did," said Dowdell, whose daughter attends Girls Preparatory Bronx Charter School. "I think that's an important focus today."
April 23, 2013
Parent blog: Introverts at school
A Boulder mom and psychologist reflects on why public schools seem to favor extroverted students and wonders what can be done to boost the confidence of classroom introverts.
April 18, 2013
Ask an Expert: Boosting the middle school mind
A Metro State University professor offers parents some tips to help their middle-schoolers enhance their ability to learn during a challenging period of their educational journeys.
April 18, 2013
Bed-Stuy rally shows StudentsFirstNY's organizing challenges
A confrontation between Bedford-Stuyvesant educators and StudentsFirstNY organizers on Wednesday highlighted the group's struggle to organize parents in low-performing schools.
April 2, 2013
Ask an Expert: Technology and child development
A Boulder psychologist shares some tips with parents about how to limit over exposure to technology and what harm can ensue if you don't.
March 19, 2013
Ask an Expert: Don't say, "Great job!"
An EdNews Parent expert offers some tips to parents wondering how to motivate their children to put more effort into school.
March 15, 2013
Ask an Expert: Paying for college
The director of financial education at College In Colorado offers help to parents trying to figure out how the heck to pay for their child's college education.
March 12, 2013
Ask an Expert: Testing season tips
An EdNews Parent expert offers up some helpful anecdotes and tips about how to help your child through testing season and how those scores are really used - or not.
March 8, 2013
Ask an Expert: How is my child really doing in school?
Two EdNews Parent experts offer some help to parents who are confused about their child's academic performance - or lack thereof.
March 5, 2013
Ask an Expert: Kids and sleep
As we approach Daylight Savings Times on Sunday EdNews Parent gets the low-down on kids and sleep from a sleep specialist at National Jewish Health.
February 22, 2013
Parent blog: When parents make mistakes
When her husband left the burner on and the house filled with smoke Boulder mom of three and psychologist decided a teachable moment was at hand.
February 19, 2013
Parent blog: Reclaiming school conferences
In this open letter to teachers, a mom and literacy coach says she doesn't find report cards all that useful when it comes to truly understanding whether her child is learning and thriving in school.
February 12, 2013
Ask an Expert: Talking to kids about marijuana
A Boulder family psychologist and writer tackles the tricky issue of marijuana in the era of legalization head-on in this post.
February 5, 2013
Ask an Expert: Too many worksheets
A Colorado educator and mom preps a parent for tough conversations with her son's teacher about an abundance of daily worksheets and concerns about the quality of his education.
February 1, 2013
Parent blog: Why we chose an online school
In celebration of School Choice Week the parent of a student at Colorado Connections Academy says the online school has been a lifesaver for her son and family.
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