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|Managing Your Child’s Food Allergy at School|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. on October 9, 2013|
Does your child have a food allergy? Here are some ways you can be an advocate for your child during school celebrations, and throughout the year.Read more...
|Volunteer Deja Vu All Over Again|
|By Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D. on September 27, 2013|
Getting volunteers in schools can be a daunting task. Many schools and parent organzations struggle to get the volunteer support they need. While everyone agrees that getting volunteers isn't easy, here are some tips to get your organization started down the right road.Read more...
|Employing Restorative Measures to Stop Bullying|
|By Josette Luvmour, PhD on September 4, 2013|
Back to school is here and the topic of Bullying in schools in on everyone’s mind. We now know that exclusionary discipline harms children and communities. In this blog-post I share some useful tools that I learned at a recent conference that focused on Restorative Justice Discipline for schools.Read more...
|Should Schools Teach Values or is that the Parents’ Responsibility?|
|By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on August 25, 2013|
Teachers have to work harder because parents are doing a bad job of teaching morality and values? There was a time when teachers didn’t have to teach morality, values and “behavior?” This kind of talk can only come from people who don't understand education.Read more...
|Make Summer Reading a Priority|
|By Ryan Tracy on June 10, 2013|
The Summer months are a great way to encourage reading for their children. Read further how you can set up a summer plan for your childrenRead more...
|Why Family Involvement? Because What Happens at Home Comes to School|
|By Maria Chesley Fisk, PhD on June 3, 2013|
Our families are, in essence, our living textbooks - they teach lesson after lesson on how much to value hard work, how to manage time, and how to treat ourselves and others. Learn what research says families do that makes a difference to student learning and achievement.Read more...
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