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Livia McCoy
What If My Child Refuses To Do Homework?

Nov 22, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Curriculum, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kindergarten, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Elementary School

More than once parents have asked me what to do when their child refuses to do her homework, with a refrain that goes something like this: “This math is stupid. When will I ever use it? I’m not going to do it.&rdq... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
Article Shows How My Daughter Will Study From Now On

Nov 03, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in School Curriculum, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, College

The other day, an email arrived from my friend Cindy, with a link to an article in the Wall Street Journal. No, it wasn't about finding the best hedge fund manager or advice on what to do when the stock market takes another n... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
New iPhone Apps Help Parents Receive School Notices, Deal With Head Lice, and Find the Nearest Restroom

Sep 06, 2011 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Vacation Homework,, School Volunteers, School Curriculum, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Helicopter Parents, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Cell Phones, Back to School, After-School

"There's an app for that." Are you familiar with this phrase? Perhaps it's one uttered by your kids on occasion (or on a daily basis). It's a phrase my daughter says frequently right before she sighs and gently gives me one o... Read more
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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The Arts in Education: Essential or Not?

Mar 10, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, School Success, School Curriculum, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Elementary School

Every time I scan the news I see another article about cutting the arts from education. It saddens me. Deeply. I know that budget cuts are very real and that there are no easy decisions or answers. Here's the thing: to me,... 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
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 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