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What you can do to get a handle on homework. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at The GreatSchools Blog
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What new research says about screen time, and how it impacts learning. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The GreatSchools Blog
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by Connie Matthiessen Like so many parenting milestones (including childbirth), taking your child... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at The GreatSchools Blog
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at The GreatSchools Blog
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Texting as parenting tool -- and an invisible link to your teenager. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at The GreatSchools Blog
Typepad HTML Email Thanks for all the comments ! I appreciate all of you who took the time to write. I apologize if my blog seemed to imply that all parents should send their kids to preschool. In fact, if you have the means and the time and the wherewithal to keep you kids at homeduring those crucial years, thats wonderful. My point is that too many families dont have access to quality preschool, and if both parents have to work, they have no choice but to leave their kids in babysitting situations with few activities and little stimulation. When kids are already behind when they get to kindergarten, its hard on the kids themselves; its also hard on their teachers and classmates. And in many cases, these are the kids who are still behind in third grade and beyond. Its all about creating choices and options that will benefit everyone.
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By Connie Matthiessen, Associate Editor When my oldest son entered preschool, his social... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at The GreatSchools Blog
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U.S. schools need to do a better job helping kids see STEM subjects' relevance in the real world. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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by Connie Matthiessen, Associate Editor What are we teaching our boys? We keep... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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by Connie Matthiessen, Associate Editor Mark Twain famously wrote: “When I was a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
Typepad HTML Email Thanks so much, Angel! Id love to hear about other programs like these around the country, so keep them coming. This just in from Lauren Foreman, education reporter at the Santa Maria Times:http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/education/article_fe93c4c8-ff1f-11e2-a7ba-0019bb2963f4.html
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How you can help 16 million children in the U.S. have the best first day of school ever. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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Let's stop the partisan slug-fest and give more kids access to quality preschool. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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Get summer reading ideas -- and tell us yours! Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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What makes a great commencement speech? Some of this year's highlights from around the country. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
Find out how meditation helped increase achievement in one San Francisco classroom. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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The brave new world of constant digital distractions -- and what you can do about it. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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New research finds that overprotected children are more likely to be bullied. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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Check out this new Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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Rising college tuition costs putting higher education out of reach for many families. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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By Connie Matthiessen, Associate Editor Like so many parents, I have an ambivalent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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Why telling your children family stories is so essential. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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Don't miss you child's parent-teacher conference, or you may regret it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
A new documentary, "A Place at the Table," explores the reality of hunger in the U.S. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog
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A new study makes the case that education inequities are threat to the future. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at The GreatSchools Blog