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|April is Autism Awareness Month: 4 Great Reads from Parents in the Know|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D on April 28, 2013|
April is Autism Awareness Month. If you are a parent who knows or suspects that your child has autism, there is a large online parent community that will provide you and your child with support and resources.Read more...
|Common Core Standards: What Parents Need to Know|
|By Ryan M. Tracy on March 25, 2013|
Leveling the educational playihg field for all students regardless of their zip code is what Common Core Standards are deemed to provide. But we will need the support of our parents to truly initiate these standards in our states.Read more...
|When Parents Advocate for the Right Stuff|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on March 7, 2013|
When we parents advocate for our children, let's make sure we advocate for the right things.Read more...
|Kindergarten – Successfully Launching Your Child Into the K-12 System|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D on March 4, 2013|
Is your five-year-old going to kindergarten next fall? Here are some tips to make for a seamless transition for you and your child.Read more...
|Alfie Kohn on Parent Involvement in Education|
|By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 11, 2013|
Alfie Kohn, a highly respected leader in the field of education and parenting, asks some critical questions about parent involvement. Are we so focused on how many parents are involved that we've lost sight of the nature of their engagement?Read more...
|I Don't Think There's an App for That|
|By Dr. Steven M. Constantino on January 22, 2013|
With the increased use of technology, social media, and apps for just about everything in our lives, there is a limit to what technology can do to foster real family engagement in schools. While the apps developed for family engagement are impressive, do they really engage anyone?Read more...
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