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In this space, SchoolFamily.com brings you the expertise, opinions, and thoughts from a variety of guest bloggers. Please feel free to comment on each of their blog posts. If you have someone you'd like to see featured in this space, please email editor@schoolfamily.com.


"Giving Back, by Backpack"

Jul 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Back to School

Here's a neat article about how Staples is helping millions of American school children, who live in poverty, get the supplies they need. How they are going about this, is what I find interesting. Rather than targeting mom or... Read more
Bill Harley is joining the School Family blog Team!

Jun 29, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com, Bill Harley

We're thrilled that Bill Harley will be adding his unique voice to the SchoolFamily.com blog!A two-time Grammy award-winning artist and recipient of the Magic Penny Award from the Children's Music Network, Bill uses song and ... Read more
Join our community for parents of school-aged kids

Jun 24, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com

Very happy to let you know about the launch of two brand new sections on the site today!Community - Thinking about how to keep your kids safe online? Wondering how to keep up your kids learning over the summer? Looking for bo... Read more
Summer Reading Program Keeps Young Minds Active

Jun 23, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading

Thought this Summer Reading Program from Half Price Books was a neat idea. (Of course I was one of those kids who read after a bedtime with a flashlight under the covers so it's not surprising I like this promotion to encoura... Read more
Summer Learning Activity Can Turn Into Donated Rice

Jun 10, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kids Reading, Kids Math

A colleague sent me this neat site that promotes learning and feeds people at the same time! I have to confess I probably spent a little too much time reviewing my high school french vocabulary but it's hard to stop when each... Read more
Welcome Connie McCarthy to the School Family blog team!

Jun 01, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in SchoolFamily.com, Connie McCarthy

We're thrilled that Connie will be sharing her insight and expertise here on SchoolFamily.com. As a teacher, she has devoted her career to making sure that her young students do very well in school, right from the start. Conn... Read more
Using the Internet to Learn Science Curriculum

May 29, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

Thought this was a neat story written by a mom with a 13 year-old who found her science curriculum about food chains turned into music and video and posted on Youtube. The catchy tunes helped the daughter (and of course her f... Read more
Doodle 4 Google Competition for K-12 Students

May 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

I always enjoy the quirky way Google adapts its logo to tie-in with special holidays and events. Now they're getting school-age kids involved by inviting them to submit doodles around the theme "What I Wish for the World."Unf... Read more
Is posting photos of other people's kids OK?

May 07, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, Internet Safety

While flipping through the April issue of Wired magazine, the advice column (Dear Mr. Know-It-All), caught my attention as it raises an interesting question about how much you can/should post online of someone else's kids. Th... Read more
Internet Safety Week: How to Keep Kids Safe Online

Apr 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Internet Safety

What better way to kick off Internet Safety Week than for our founder, Tim Sullivan, to appear on Fox 25 this morning! You can see what Tim had to say about keeping kids safe online by clicking in the video box below. I parti... Read more