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|Learning Disabilities and Social Problems
Jan 24, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Success, Parenting, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School
Children with learning disabilities (especially nonverbal LD) or attention issues often have social problems. I wrote about some of them in an earlier post. But, there is one problem that I didn’t mention in that blog t... Read more
Wait a minute. Can this be true? Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have released the results of a study in which they found no relationship between children’s obesity levels and the availability of soft drink... Read more
My freshman daughter hates science. Okay, maybe hate is a too strong a word, but she sure doesn’t love it. And that’s all very sad for me since I have a biology degree and made university research my home for 8 ye... Read more
|Why laptops aren't good for all students
Jan 17, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Technology, School Curriculum, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kindergarten, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Elementary School, College
One-to-one Laptop Schools—those schools that provide each student with a laptop or tablet computer—may be good for some learners, but not for all. Many schools are also issuing digital textbooks along with laptops... Read more
|Start Using Those S.A.T. Vocabulary Words Early
Jan 16, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, High School, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Connie McCarthy, College
We were recently visiting a family friend, a young woman who's a great young mom with two active preschool children. It was impressive to hear her speak and explain things to her son and daughter. I complimented her on her gr... Read more
Do you think you should have say in any—and every—aspect of your child’s school curriculum?
What about your neighbor? Or how about the crank who shows up at every school committee meeting, complaining... Read more
“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Did you know Martin Luther King Day has morphed into an official “Day of Service?” If you check the website, MLK... Read more
It is about the time of year when teachers begin talking about exams! At my school, we have first semester exams next week. Teachers here spend all of this week reviewing for them to make sure their students know what will be... Read more
|Food Allergy Tragedy: Parents, Check Your Child's School Action Plan
Jan 06, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Teachers, SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, School Lunch, School Breakfast, Parenting, Nutrition, Middle School, Kindergarten, Health and Fitness, Elementary School
In a tragic case of a severe allergic reaction, a 1st grade-student at an elementary school in Virginia, died Monday, Jan. 2, after reportedly being exposed to a peanut product.
This heartbreaking incident is a reminder... Read more
When it was time for my daughter to start using Facebook, we read articles, talked to Internet safety experts, and researched Facebook terms of service (TOS) rules for children. (Did you know children younger than 13 aren't a... Read more