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Tim Sullivan
The New Homework, how do we parents keep up?

Mar 02, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Internet Safety, Homework

Spent last week in New York (as part of an Advisory Council for Symantec's new efforts around internet safety) focusing on how technology has become such a central part of our kids' experiences these days. My take: where ther... Read more
SchoolFamily
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
Tim Sullivan
Norton Online Family beta is live

Feb 18, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Internet Safety

I've been playing with this new Internet Safety program from Norton for a while now, and I really like it. I've got a decent techy brain (I can figure things out if I have to), but I prefer simple, and that's where Norton's n... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Scholastic, Books & "Stuff" in school

Feb 09, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Kids Reading

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this one. There aren't many parents out there who haven't been hit with the Scholastic book club flyers or the Scholastic book fair weeks. We've got three in grade school at my hous... Read more
SchoolFamily
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
Tim Sullivan
Parents Advocating for Change _ and getting it

Jan 30, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Front page of the Washington Post today features a well-done story on today's parents getting more organized, more educated and often more effective at advocating for change in their schools and their districts. All around --... Read more
Tim Sullivan
School Message for Barack _ Start with Parents

Jan 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Got this note/column from my friend Leanna Landsmann. She and Bill Jackson (of GreatSchools.net) wrote this spot-on column for EdWeek this week (Jan 21 issue). Rather than spouting off, how about I just share it.(Wait, I'll s... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Does PreSchool Hurt or Harm Kids?

Jan 21, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Kindergarten

As usual, Sue Shellenbarger over at the Wall Street Journal's Work & Family space, does a nice job balancing both sides of a heated issue with this column on preschool research. Her conclusion: Do kids need preschool? No.... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Keeping Kids Safe Online in 2009

Jan 16, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Internet Safety

Reading about this common-sense new cyber-bullying law from California, reminded to highlight several new efforts and resources that are worth a look:1. Really like these Internet Safety Tips from our friends at Norton.2. It'... Read more
SchoolFamily
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