Some look back on it as a joyous rite of passage, a time of liberation and adventure. Others mostly remember the rattled nerves. For better or worse, learning to drive a car is something we never forget. Of course, there’s more to it than knowing how to squeeze into that parallel parking spot without leaving a trail of […]
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with books that help young people learn about the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s role in it.
Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court rendered a much anticipated decision upholding the constitutionality of the state’s school choice voucher program.
Gratitude, my one little word, is on my heart and mind a lot these days, in part because I read a book over the winter break that suggests that we give thanks in all things. But is it possible to look for something to be grateful for in every situation?
In the wake of Friday’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., we want to pass along some links that provide helpful ways to talk to children about coping with acts of violence. There are no easy answers, but there are ways to make them feel safe, loved and supported.
Summer vacation is here, but that doesn’t mean students should forget everything they learned during the school year. While it’s great for kids to enjoy their time off, it’s also important for parents to keep their children’s brains stimulated. EducationNews.org has several suggestions for keeping kids engaged, including taking local field trips to museums, and combining […]
Across the country it seems people are finally becoming aware that bullying is a very serious problem in our schools. The latest, chilling incident was caught on video last week and has gone viral on YouTube with over 1.3 million page views. In addition, the story has been covered by every major news network. During the video, several students in North Greece, NY […]
The most effective way to combat bullying is to prevent it in the first place. But what if the problem has already infected a school or youth center? Have the adults at your organization ever made a concerted effort to determine how much bullying goes on? Look for the signs Without ever witnessing an incident, […]
There are many myths about bullies. For one, they don’t appear spontaneously. Individual, family, and school factors all combine to produce them. Another myth is that they are loners. In fact, most bullies are not socially isolated and report having an easier time making friends than non-bullies. Their social network is often their key source […]
Should teachers be able to grade the parents of their students? Florida state rep. Kelli Stargel (R) thinks so, and she’s working on a bill that would give elementary school teachers that power.