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Hitting the Books

Jun 15, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Summer Learning, Kids Reading

For someone who makes a living with words, it's a little embarrassing to admit that I wasn't always a big reader. As a kid, I spent most of my free time with friends or toys, not books. Still, each summer I looked forward to ... Read more
More on Choosing Teachers

Jun 13, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Teachers

The term "helicopter parent" came to mind when I read the Hawaii Reporter article that Tim mentioned in his June 6 post about parents lobbying for next year's classroom placements. Helicopter parents are so named because they... Read more
Working and School Involvement

Jun 13, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Interesting blog thread over at the Career and Kids site. One mom sometimes hides her status as a working mom in order to fit in better with the involved-at-school crowd.This thread over at the Careers and Kids blog caught my... Read more
March of the 8-year-olds

Jun 11, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Elementary School

The other night I went to a meeting at my son's school to discuss 3rd grade graduation plans. I was disappointed to learn there wouldn't be a big-name commencement speaker, like Maya Angelou or U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justic... Read more
School Volunteering: Everyone's Doing It

Jun 07, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably aware that we're in the midst of a Hollywood baby boom. These days, celebrity magazines are almost as likely to show the rich and famous pushing strollers as strolling t... Read more
Politicking for a Teacher

Jun 06, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

How far should a parent go in trying to get junior into the "right" class for next year?Just ran across this interesting article from the Hawaii Reporter on getting involved in the classroom-placement process for your son or ... Read more
Think or Swim

Jun 04, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Summer Learning

So, this is my first blog entry ever. I've never done this before and I'm a bit nervous.Well, here goes. I have two kids. I've been volunteering in their schools since my oldest was in kindergarten, and I've been writing the ... Read more