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Barbara Levy
Barbara W. Levy, M.Ed. has been in private practice for many years, specializing in school placement, educational counseling, tutoring and SSAT testing. Her experience includes teaching at The Lovett School; serving as a counselor and consultant to a preschool and pediatric practice; directing a parent infant program; teaching college courses in child development; and serving as the executive director of an educational non-profit affiliated with The Westminster Schools. She received a Masters of Education in guidance and counseling from the University of Michigan. For more information on Barbara’s consultancy Education Connection, please visit

Entries by Barbara Levy

The School Research Cheat Sheet

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 6:56 AM

Summer is in full swing, but school is right around the corner. Therefore, my next set of blogs will help parents get ready for the school experience, regardless of what stage you children are in.

The first burning question:

How do I research schools for my children? (Disclaimer: I...

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The Summer Conundrum: How to Keep the Learning Going

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 5:12 PM

Every year as we turn the corner into summer, I am bombarded with questions from my parents about education and how to keep the brain momentum throughout the summer. Here are my top 10 most asked questions.

Have another question? Email me at I will answer your individual...

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Be Prepared for Fun With Your Children on a Bad Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:16 PM

It's a bad day at your house. Whether it's rainy, cold or your kids are feeling sick and run down, you should be prepared.

So, what should you have on hand or think about doing with your kids that is easy and non strenuous? Too often we default to TV,...

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The 2014 Checklist: Setting the Tone for the Year Now

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 1:01 PM

1. Make a family calendar and plan for the rest of the year. Plan for the next eight months, the rest of the school year and the summer through Labor Day.

2. Mark the dates the whole family needs to know. On your master calendar, fill in the...

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8 Easy Homework Tips for All Parents

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 12:04 PM

What is your afternoon like as a parent? Whether you are at the office or home with the kids, I'm betting you struggle with the homework question. How do we, as parents, get our children to study and learn, setting them up for future success? It's all about balance and...

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