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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.


Teaching kids computer skills they don't learn in school

Apr 06, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology

Last week I wrote a post about UK schools looking at introducing Twitter, blogs, and other web applications into the curriculum. Seems that Story2.oh agrees there's a need for computer instruction for kids as they've launched... Read more
UK proposed curriculum includes Twitter and blogs for primary students

Mar 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Curriculum

Interesting article out of the UK about schools looking at adding Twitter and Blogs to the curriculum for primary students. The proposal would require:Children to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikiped... Read more
Does a four-day school week work?

Mar 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Untagged 

I've noticed a couple of articles lately (here and here) talking about a four-day school week. In Iowa, the Department of Education turned down the Bondurant-Farrar school district's request for a four-day school week. One of... Read more
Should homework be optional if students understand the concepts?

Mar 16, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

"Have you done your homework yet?" is a question asked almost daily by parents across the country. That's changing for parents of students at St. Paul's Hazel Park Middle School Academy.According to this article from StarTrib... Read more
Getting your Preschooler Ready for the Real World of Kindergarten

Feb 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kindergarten

This is a guest post by Cindy Golden from www.omacconsulting.blogspot.com. Cindy is a Special Education Supervisor with the Cherokee County, Georgia School District. She has been in special education for the last 26 years. Ci... Read more
How to Study Using the Folded Paper Method

Jan 30, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

This is a guest post by Angela Norton Tyler, of Family Homework Answers. Angela is a teacher and parent from the Sacramento, California area. She has been a classroom teacher, an elementary school reading specialist, and has ... Read more
Have you made parenting resolutions for 2009?

Jan 07, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement

Do you make New Year resolutions? How about parenting resolutions? In the Today show video posted below, iVillage contributor Michelle Borba talks about parenting resolutions for the new year. She shares tips and tactics for... Read more
Homework Sandwiches

Dec 12, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

This is a guest post by Angela Norton Tyler, of Family Homework Answers. Angela is a teacher and parent from the Sacramento, California area. She has been a classroom teacher, an elementary school reading specialist, and has ... Read more
Homework Personality

Oct 10, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Homework

This is a guest by post by Angela Norton Tyler, of Family Homework Answers. Angela is a teacher and parent from the Sacramento, California area. She has been a classroom teacher, an elementary school reading specialist, and h... Read more
Helping Parents Support Their Children in Today's Schools

Sep 29, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Curriculum, Parent Involvement

This is a guest post by Cindy Golden from www.omacconsulting.blogspot.com. Cindy is a Special Education Supervisor with the Cherokee County, Georgia School District. She has been in special education for the last 26 years. Ci... Read more