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How will cuts in educational funding effect your kids?

Posted on: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 in School Funding

Turn on the television, listen to the radio, talk to your neighbors.  It’s no secret that funding for schools is being dramatically cut.  How will this impact on your family?  A very short list of changes may include: Reduction of … read more »

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Turtles and Reading.
What’s the connection?

Posted on: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 in Reading

We collect turtles!  Big ones, little ones, glass, ceramic, metal, wood, plastic, and fabric – even some made from seashells.  Hundreds of them and, no, we no longer remember when or why it all began. As our family grew, so … read more »

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The Ultimate Teachers

Posted on: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 in parent involvement

It was Saturday morning, at 8:30AM, and we’re on our way to school?  To school?  Yes, the whole family was off to participate in the school’s science fair for grades K – 6.  Our grandson, with the help of his … read more »

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Why Should Parents Prepare their Children for Standardized Testing?

Posted on: Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 in Reading, Standardized Testing

Since the beginning of the 21st century standardized test scores have become particularly important. Too many of our nation’s students were struggling and not performing as well as their peers in other countries. In an effort to turn things around, … read more »

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