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Carol Brooks Ball

Carol Brooks Ball
Carol Brooks Ball lives with her husband, son, and daughter outside Boston.The family also includes two adored golden retrievers, Brooksie and Hazel, and one crazy cat named Marty. Brooks Ball is an award-winning journalist and editor, having received two prestigious Investigative Reporting Awards and several General Excellence Awards from the New England Newspaper and Press Association during her lengthy career in news journalism.


Farewell To Maurice Sendak, Author of "Where The Wild Things Are"

May 08, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Kids Reading

To borrow a phrase from a classic Beatle’s song that feels especially applicable, “I read the news today, oh boy…” The news in this case is the passing of writer Maurice Sendak, the man who penned whi... Read more
School Family Announces "Recipe Share"!

Apr 30, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, School Lunch, School Breakfast, Nutrition, Health and Fitness, After-School

At SchoolFamily.com, we’ve got some exciting news… We’re very pleased to announce the launch of Recipe Share, SchoolFamily.com’s new recipe section! Looking for a great afterschool snack to made for&m... Read more
Does Your Child's School Lunch Offer Beef Mixed With "Pink Slime"?

Mar 27, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, School Lunch, School Lunch

When ABC News ran a program earlier this month on the use of so-called “pink slime” in USDA-approved ground beef, it created an overnight panic, especially among parents who wondered if the beef by-product is used... Read more
Parents Face New "Bully" Challenge As Film Released Without Rating

Mar 27, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Bullying, Bullying

Editor's note: We first brought SchoolFamily.com readers news of the controversy surrounding the rating of "Bully," a new documentary being released this Friday. Here's an update on the very latest about the film. Hollywood f... Read more
Parenting Regrets? I've Had A Few...

Mar 23, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in SchoolFamily.com, Parenting

Do you have any regrets about your parenting? I know I sure do. My kids, now 22 and almost-17, probably could provide a litany of things I did wrong or offenses I committed if they were given the opportunity. And that wouldn'... Read more
"Bully"—Documentary's Rating Creates Dilemma for Filmmakers, Parents, and Students

Mar 09, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Gay Students, Bullying

UPDATE: 03/12/12 Have you heard about “Bully”? If you haven’t, you will. And then you can decide if you'll take your kids to see it. "Bully" is a documentary film produced by the Weinstein Co., which tells t... Read more
School District Signs Agreement to Prevent Bullying of Gay Teens

Mar 08, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Middle School, High School, Helicopter Parents, Health and Fitness, Gay Students, Elementary School, Bullying

 A public school district in Minnesota made news this week when officials there ended a federal investigation, and a civil lawsuit filed by six teenage students, by agreeing to a series of changes that will make schools ... Read more
Great Kids' Books for Read Across America Day

Mar 01, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Homework, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

 Read Across America Day, an annual program of the National Education Association (NEA), is Friday, March 2. Read Across America is a celebration of reading and a celebration of the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more... Read more
School Shootings: Help Your Child Process Tragedy in the News

Feb 28, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Technology, Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Internet Safety, High School, Health and Fitness, Grief, Elementary School, Bullying

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the residents of Chardon, Ohio after the tragic shootings at Chardon High School on Monday, Feb. 27. As of this writing, three of the five teenage victims have succumbed to their injuries. TJ... Read more
Should Principals Have Control of Students' "Off Campus" activity?

Feb 27, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Technology, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Middle School, Kindergarten, Internet Safety, High School, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, After-School

Most schools have rules for how students should behave while on school grounds, and many have a written code of behavior that students—and occasionally parents—are required to sign.   It's also long been the ... Read more