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Talkin' Involvement on Boston TV

Aug 12, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Late notice, but I'll be talking about back-to-school habits for parents tomorrow morning on Fox 25 in Boston. Believe we're set to go live at about 8:20 AM. Will try and get the clip on here later this week, provided it's no... Read more
Stretching Back-to-School Supplies

Aug 07, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Marketing-wise, back-to-school is the new Christmas. Have you noticedthecirculars in that papers these days? Every store and every brand is trying to get in on the B2S craze. (Of course, some of our very most favorite brands ... Read more
Cell Phone Rules Tightening at Schools

Aug 04, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Cell Phones, Back to School

This Mississippi district isn't alone in trying to clamp down on cell phone use at school. Sounds like these guys are taking a common-sense approach to appropriate controls over outright ban. Thinking abouta cell for your dea... Read more
Involvement can be Simple

Jul 29, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

This article on Conversations to Have with Your Kids in the Car hits just the right note. I think sometimes -- and we can be guilty of this on schoolfamily.com, as well -- there's a tendency to make involvement seem so arduou... Read more
Hannah Montana B2S Wake-Up Calls

Jul 29, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

I'm usually a bit more cynical, but this one cracked me up -- yes, you too can have Hannah Montana wake up your son or daughter on the first day of school. That should get them jumping, eh?Thankfully, my dear daughter is a bi... Read more
Making the Most of Back-to-School Night

Jul 28, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Good advice from Missouri on how tomake the most from the annual back-to-school night at school. Especially like the advice to ask specifically how a teacher prefers to be communicated with. Some teachers love email; others o... Read more
The... ahem... joys of back-to-school shopping

Jul 28, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Supplies, Back to School

Good column from Atlanta from a dad who doesn't miss the annual scramble now that his youngest is off to college. It *is* amazing how none of the supply goodies you can get for free (pens from the hotel or conference, backpac... Read more
What the Cool Kindergartener is Wearing

Jul 22, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

I'm not usually one for giving fashion advice, but i just ran across this site.. and kind of love these shirts for the little ones. (Love them especially after my kids came home from the mall last night with lots and lots of ... Read more
A Mile of Involvement

Jul 15, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Volunteers, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Love the thinking in Denver -- getting parents energized about staying connected with their kids' education. Heck -- it's what this site is all about!For the Denver Public Schools (and the -- love this name! -- Parent Empower... Read more
Should school volunteers get perks?

Jul 10, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Volunteers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a heated debate taking place on whether the extra-involved parents at school should get preferential treatment. The specific debate here is on an involved parent requesting a specific teacher ... Read more