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Carol Brooks Ball
Sex Education Now Mandatory in New York City schools

Aug 12, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in, School Curriculum, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness

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Carol Brooks Ball
Welcome to!

Aug 10, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in, Parent Involvement, Elementary School, Back to School

Greetings! I'm Carol Brooks Ball and I'd like to personally welcome you to! As the new editor of the website, I'll be adding articles, tips, how-tos, and more to help you help your children do their best in ... Read more
Chat with Other Parents of School-age Kids on our Facebook Page

Jun 28, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in, School Success, Parent Involvement

Just a head’s up to some changes to our site. With the ever-growing popularity of Facebook, we have decided to shift our community over to our Facebook page and continue the conversations over there. The party is not ov... Read more
SpellQuizzer Spelling Software Give-away on Twitter

Feb 22, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in, Kids Learning, Homework, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

We're excited to tell you about a give-away that we are doing on Twitter. We are partnering with SpellQuizzer to give away 6 SpellQuizzer software licenses -- two a week for three weeks.    We think that t... Read more
Join us on Facebook!

Dec 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in, School Success

School Family is now on Facebook! We'd love to have you join us there to stay on top of the latest news, happenings, and offers related to helping your kids succeed in school. Also, please tell your friends with school age ki... Read more
Tim Sullivan
New research on middle school parent involvement

Aug 24, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan,, School Volunteers, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Homework, High School, Helicopter Parents, Back to School

I found this middle school involvement piece from the Wall Street Journal.  No surprise, as Sue Shellenbarger's stuff is typically excellent on all kinds of parenting and school-family issues.The upshot on this piec... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Should we get time off for parent involvement at school?

Aug 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan,, School Volunteers, Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Helicopter Parents, Elementary School, Back to School

This Miami Herald brings up some really interesting issues around school involvement and family policies fr our businesses. I'm conflicted.  I'm a huuuuge involvement fan and the love the thought of more parents at schoo... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Safety Saturday and Lowe's

Aug 19, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan,, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Thought I'd highlight this for you folks.  I really like the sound of "Safety Saturday", which is coming up at the end of Saturday.  Think: fire trucks and expert tips and all kinds of demonstrations  -- all in... Read more
Bill Harley is joining the School Family blog Team!

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

We're thrilled that Bill Harley will be adding his unique voice to the 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

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