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My Kids Will Be Doing School Work Over The Summer And I'm Not Sorry

Kristina Cappetta | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents
Kristina Cappetta

Start the name calling and pouty faces. I'm giving summer an unwanted guest... school work. Yes, I know it's going to be 80 plus degrees out and there are sand castles to be built and bikes to ride. My girls will get to do all that and then some. But, they're also going to be reading and brushing up on their skills. Yes, even in the summer.

16 Perfect Tweets From Parents About The Nightmare That Is Homework

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents

While it's great to get involved and help your kids learn, the homework struggle is so very, very real when you're a parent. As we near the end of the...

Worst End-of-the-School-Year Mom

Carissa Howard | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Carissa Howard

Just when I thought my mother-of-the-year attitude couldn't get any worse, I've realized that I'm in an end-of-the-school-year slump.

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

How To Beat The Stress of Grade School Homework

Ann Cinzar | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Ann Cinzar

There is an inverse relationship between my son's anxiety level and my own. On more than one occasion I have wondered out loud "Why am I worried about your schooling when you are not?"

What Happens When Parents Can't Figure Out Their Kids' Homework

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents

Many parents aren't as skilled in the math department as they used to be ... like, back when they took AP Calculus in high school. So when their kids ...

Teacher Sets Her Students The Funnest Homework Assignments Ever

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Jenny Thom, a teacher of 10 and 11-year-olds at Bucklebury Church of England Primary School near Reading, ...

Helping Your Child Overcome Educational Hurdles

Lucinda Watrous | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Lucinda Watrous

There may be some children who glide through their academic careers exhibiting a joy in the learning process with minimal difficulties, but I have yet...

Strengthening the School-to-Home Link

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

The school to home link is very important to me. Many people view today's education as starting and stopping in the classroom. Learning is an ongoing process and needs to continue from the classroom to home and back again.

An Open Letter to My First Grader's Teacher About Homework

Gail Cornwall | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Gail Cornwall

In light of our personal experience and the data provided, I ask that you move toward getting rid of homework entirely, raising the issue with your teaching team and school administration. At the very least, please consider limiting it to flexible assignments like your current reading requirement.

5 Productivity Tips for Studying From Home

Jennifer Lachs | Posted 04.21.2016 | College
Jennifer Lachs

It can be tricky to stay focused and productive when studying from home, but the good news is that, by setting certain rules and making use of some smart tools and apps, you can develop your productivity.

Whose School Project Is It Anyway?

Angie Frederickson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Angie Frederickson

I can add this to the list of things I swore I'd never do: I did my kid's school project.

The Only Homework Page Your Child Will Ever Need

Erin Sweeten | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Erin Sweeten

What if we could create the perfect homework page: an uber-worksheet that fits nearly every child and occasion? What if every tattered homework folder across the land could have a paper tucked inside that shows the truly important learning done at home?

In Defense of Childhood: Halt Homework, Let Them Play

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 03.18.2016 | Education
Rainesford Alexandra

I read an article recently about how not doing homework could actually be better for kids. This article quoted the findings of a psychologist and neur...

Learning From Others: How to Make School (Lunch) Great

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In his latest documentary, Where To Invade Next, Michael Moore "invades" country after country, looking for lifestyles worth appropriating - so that he can plant the American flag upon them and bring them home. Of particular interest to me were his school visits.

The Question Of Homework: Should Our Kids Have It At All?

Washington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents

I watch as my 8-year-old pushes through the front door ahead of me, tosses his coat to the right, somewhere in the direction of the coat hooks lined a...

How to Make Homework a Homerun for Your Child

Byron Garrett | Posted 02.19.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

In case you don't remember -- homework is pretty much every child's least favorite thing to do. In the age of Netflix, Snapchat and wifi, the distractions are almost endless. It can sometimes almost be too hard to even keep up with all the new tech advances our kids are using.

Kids and Homework: Backing Off Is Best

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents
Grete DeAngelo

A recent study has been released that says helicopter parenting, especially in schoolwork, might backfire when it comes to promoting student success.

Asking Our Way to Education Solutions

Byron Garrett | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

These are challenging times and I think we can all agree that there should be more hours in the day. Work, commuting, errands, cooking, staying on top...

The State of Education Is Not Strong

Laurie Levy | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Laurie Levy

My fourth grade granddaughter recently asked me what I was thinking to write for my next blog post. She has strong opinions and great suggestions, so I turned the question back to her, and she told me that even with an excellent and innovative teacher that she loves, it is hard to stay focused on the work all day.

The Great Homework Debate

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Laurie Levy

Where did we ever get the idea that sending home a weekly packet, starting in kindergarten in some schools, accomplishes anything beyond turning curious and enthusiastic children into homework haters for life?

The Christmas Homework

Sue Gober | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Sue Gober

My assignment for the 2015 Christmas season to you is this: Find a Christmas object and DON'T pack it up or put it away. Keep it out front where you will see it every day to remind you of the birth of our Savior. Just don't let it get lost in the mundane clutter of life like I did. This is the best gift you can give yourself this year.

Take Homework Offline

Carl Marziali | Posted 12.01.2015 | Education
Carl Marziali

Schools are sending kids to the most distracting medium ever invented. Parents have no way to know if their children are working or playing in one of a dozen windows. An assignment that should take one hour may stretch to two or three.

Homework Is Out, Grades are Up

NationSwell | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact

Flipping a classroom essentially turns the typical school day on its head. Students receive video lessons online at home and do their homework during class, freeing up time so they can receive more one-on-one help from their teacher.

Does Your Kid's Media Diet Matter?

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.04.2015 | Media
Jim Steyer

It is no secret that we live in a media-saturated world -- what we don't know enough about, is how different types of media and media content shape our kids decisions, outlook on major life issues and more.