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Scranton, Pennsylvania

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.24.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If Scranton is a symbol for de-population, it also has the opportunity to become a symbol for imaginative and progressive approaches to turn population aging into a strength and a lever for economic growth

Five of the Top Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.24.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

SchoolDigger has ranked the top schools of every grade category in Illinois--elementary, middle and high school. The rankings are based on each school's average standard test score.

Dear Parent, Don't Be an A** at the School Play

AK Turner | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
AK Turner

When your child is on stage, she's looking out at the audience and there is only one thing in the world that she wants at that moment, which is to make eye contact with you. She wants to see you, to catch your eye, to know that you see her. She wants to see you and smile at you and blush when you smile back.

5 Words We All Deserve To Hear In The Morning

Kim Simon | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Kim Simon

Every morning, we are out of time. Out of patience. Out of motivational ideas worthy of the pages of glossy parenting magazines. I don't have a bike to throw, but I'd toss my cup of coffee at something if I didn't need it so much.

12 Things Teachers Think But Can't Always Say to Parents

Matthew Dicks | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
Matthew Dicks

Please know that both legally and ethically, there are times when I want to say something or agree with you but cannot for a multitude of reasons, usually pertaining to the privacy of another student. I will miss your child for the rest of my life, even if your child was incredibly difficult and made my days long and exhausting.

Why Would You Call Them 'Miracle Schools'?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.13.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A recent online kerfuffle raised the question -- yet again -- of whether it is possible for schools to help children of color and children from low-income homes learn to high standards. I'm always a bit surprised that it's still necessary to have this conversation, but I guess it is.

The One Thing I 'Force' on My Kids

AK Turner | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
AK Turner

There is one thing I force my kids to do. A daily ritual on which I will not compromise. A foundation that will make any of their other interests possible, probable, and positive. I call it our Family Creed.

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

My Child Won't Go to School: School Avoidance and What to Do

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.

6 Ways To Make Sure Your Quiet Child Doesn't Get Lost In The Shuffle

David Kanegis | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

If your child is academically on level, doesn't create classroom conflict and is too often ignored, this article is for you.

A Crayon for Iqra

Celia Buckman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Celia Buckman

Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.

Use Twitter to Create a Global Classroom

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Homa Sabet Tavangar

At a time when global news is sounding alarms across so many issues, the need to connect, be informed, and deepen our understanding is greater than ever.

4 Surprising Reasons Why Preschool and Kindergarten Must Change

Rob Furman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

We need to take a serious look at our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs before we have a generation of students so far behind they will never catch up.

Principal Raises Money To Buy Shoes For Entire School After Seeing Kids' Tattered Footwear

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

This educator proves some of the most important lessons aren't academic. Nissa Ellet, principal of Heth-Washington Elementary in Indiana, became ...

A Fifth-Grader Discusses Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

This is the interview with my granddaughter, a fifth-grader discusses Common Core.

Memories of Violence: Family Discusses Why It's Important to Support Their Trans Child

Randall Jenson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Randall Jenson

Last year, Mazy was aware and confident enough in herself, after coping with a lot of self-shame and bullying, to share with her family, second grade class and elementary school that she had always known she was a girl.

I Am an American Teacher. I Am an American Soldier.

JD Wilson | Posted 01.11.2015 | Education
JD Wilson

As I approach my final week as a member of the inactive reserve, and my third year of teaching fifth grade, I find myself reflecting back on what my job was like in the service to what it's like now in education. While the daily responsibilities of the jobs differ drastically, the principles, beliefs and attitudes are curiously similar.

My Child's Homework -- Do I Help Or Not?

Kate Solomon | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Kate Solomon

Homework is a reality for my children, and I think the best pathway for me is to recognize what my kids can get out of the process and to support their work time with those goals in mind. So what are the possible benefits of homework for younger children?

From Educator to Venture-Backed Edtech Entrepreneur

Brad Spirrison | Posted 01.04.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

Although Eileen Murphy never planned to become an edtech entrepreneur before starting her company ThinkCERCA in 2012, she already had tremendous success building elite educational organizations.

Tireless 100-Year-Old Refuses To Give Up Teaching, Reminds Us What Passion Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.22.2014 | Good News

This senior has shared her love of teaching for generations, and she shows no signs of slowing down. Madeline Scotto of Brooklyn, New York, has be...

This Is What You Should Be Feeding Your Child

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Whether you're a Lunchable type of parent, or you're sending them with five course meals, I hope you're packing a little extra. This is the real stuff that satisfies hunger.

Expecting Excellence

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

To ensure that all their students learn what they need to learn requires that the school be organized to a fare-thee-well and that everyone pull her weight.

6 Things From My Elementary School Days I Wish My Kids Could Experience

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I figured a lot had changed since I was in school, but getting my son's first report card threw me for the biggest loop.

Teaching Students, Not Subjects: Why We Need a Deeper Learning Approach

Sean McComb | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Sean McComb

Our investment in deeper learning for our children returns to students the preparation that the future demands and the education that they deserve.

A Story of Survival on a First Grade Field Trip

AK Turner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
AK Turner

I didn't ask for too many details, even when I heard the word "farm" being thrown about. Because a farm is just a less exotic zoo with no concession stand, right? And maybe I'd get to pet a bunny or a baby pig.