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Busted Balloons: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The beaches that line the Gold Coast region in Australia are picturesque, with the blue mosaic colors of the ocean slowly rolling together and crashin...

Why Homework Practices Need to Change

Eric Sheninger | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Eric Sheninger

I have so many fond memories of my childhood. Growing up in a relatively rural area of Northwestern New Jersey sure had its benefits. As we returned...

The Best Wine Pairings For Stressed-Out Parents Dealing With Kids' Homework

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.19.2016 | Parents

Helping kids with their homework is arguably just like entering in the seventh circle of hell. Thankfully, these parents have come up with a solution ...

Children In Spain Are Going On A Homework Strike

Atlas Obscura | Posted 09.30.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Three weeks into fall and already sick of homework? Spain may have a tactical answer. CEAPA, a kind of mega-PTA representing the parents of schoolkids across the country, has recommended that fed-up students go on a homework strike.

Trump Held It Together For About 10 Minutes, And Then He Started To Unspool

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

Monday night’s debate provided voters with a pretty accurate picture of the choice they face in November. One candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, h...

STEM Homework Help for 25 Years

Jim Conwell | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Jim Conwell

Homework seems to have become the "H-word" for parents in households around the country, especially now that their kids have started another school year.

Co-Parenting the First Month of School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When children have two parents who live together or live apart due to a divorce, it's important that they know that they are united in supporting the child's venture into the new school year. Make sure every day each parent talks with the child about their day and sets up a routine for having a snack after school, doing homework, and playing.

Homework Is For Rich Kids

Meagan McGovern | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Meagan McGovern

Homework. Everyone hates it: Teachers hate grading it, parents hate supervising it, kids hate doing it. It’s been studied for more than 60 years, ...

Watch These Adults Try To Do Fourth Grade Homework, Relate Immediately

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Parents

BuzzFeed had adults try out a fourth grade exam, and every parent who has ever attempted to help their kids with their homework will probably be able ...

Teacher Gets Rid Of Homework, Gets A+ From Students And Parents

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Good News

This teacher makes the grade. Brandy Young, a second grade teacher in Texas, has decided to not assign her students any homework this year. She passed...

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.