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What to Read This Summer?

What to Read This Summer?

What could you and your teen read this summer that will promote some meaningful conversations – and not bore either of you to tears? My friends at Axis.org have generously provided this information: No matter our generation or age, stories are the currency of human...
The Transition To Middle School

The Transition To Middle School

None of us likes enforced transitions, which is especially true of many kids who feel like they’re comfortable with elementary school’s setup of a single teacher, room, and a static group classmates in elementary school. Suddenly they’re contemplating forgetting their...
Are The Brains of ADHD Kids Different?

Are The Brains of ADHD Kids Different?

If you talk to any parent of a child with ADHD, they may talk about differences in behavior that puzzled them before the diagnosis.  And they may talk about unique and extraordinary gifts the child may have. But one thing that’s just coming to light about...
Can Success For Failing Schools Be This Easy?

Can Success For Failing Schools Be This Easy?

A recent study had dire news for anyone interested in secondary education: If your school is “low performing,” nothing will change that. But one program– called Building Assets, Reducing Risk—has gotten awards for a method that can turn failing schools around....
Recess Improves Children’s Attention

Recess Improves Children’s Attention

It’s not just your imagination – more parents and teachers are dealing with problems with their children’s attention spans. Some blame it on electronics. Some say it’s because of immunizations, or improper diet, or other factors. Others are told it’s a chemical...