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Welcome Connie McCarthy to the School Family blog team!

Jun 01, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in, Connie McCarthy

We're thrilled that Connie will be sharing her insight and expertise here on As a teacher, she has devoted her career to making sure that her young students do very well in school, right from the start. Conn... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Tracking Playgrounds _ KaBoom

Apr 02, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in

With 4 active kids, I love running across a random playground where they can have fun and be active (read: use up all their energy before bedtime).And that's what makes this little app from the KaBoom folks so neat. They're t... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Thanksgiving Wishes, Jokes and a couple of activities for the kids...

Nov 25, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in, Fun Learning Activities

Why'd the Pilgrim's pants fall down? Because his belt buckle was on his hat! Nice, right?That killed 'em at my house, though admittedly my audience of grade schoolers and below laugh at anything involving pants falling down.R... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Can parents be at school too much?

Nov 17, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in, Parent Involvement, Helicopter Parents

That's the intriguing question posed by Lisa Belkin over at the NYTimes moterlode page.From where I sit, the answer is clearly "yes", but I think it's probably the wrong question. Better to ask if parents can be too involved ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Print and Use Tools for School Families

Oct 14, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in, Fun Learning Activities

One of the things I'm enjoying most about our site is how the content and tools keep growing week after week. Rather than big 2.0 and 3.0 launches, our team works behind-the-scenes adding more and more to the... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Rave Reviews for

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

How cool is this? Was randomly surfing the web, when we ran across this back-to-school story from Connecticut. Was about to move on when I ran across this quote:"As I surfed the Internet to find some of the most practical adv... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Talkin' Involvement on Boston TV

Aug 12, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan,, 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