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Tips for Parents: The Gender Gap in Schools - Fact or Fiction?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For decades we’ve been hearing about the “Gender Gap” in our schools.  This gap referred to research done in the 1970s, 1980s and particularly the early 1990s that indicated that girls were performing significantly lower than boys in math and science, received less attention from teachers, and that more men than women were going to college.  Today, a growing tide of researchers and educators are loudly claiming that not only was this research flawed, but the exact opposite is true.  Boys are the ones falling behind.

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Tips for Parents: School Fundraising
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

In a time when school budgets often cover only the basics, many parent groups recognize school fundraisers as a way to pay for sports, computer, music and arts programs and equipment.  And while these campaigns can be helpful, the right planning is necessary to be really successful.  Before you choose a school fundraising campaign, be sure to review these school fundraising tips.

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Tips for Parents: Preschool Options
Friday, July 03, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Preschool Options, learn about the common public and private preschool options available, including their benefits and drawbacks; and get links to more information.

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Video: What's Wrong with History?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Students are missing key concepts in history.

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Video: Student Council in Elementary School
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why student council should be part of your child's education.

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Video: Stress and School Performance
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help your child cope with stress.

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Video: Silent Students
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand why some students are silent in class and how to encourage them to speak up.

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Video: Redshirting in Kindergarten
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why holding children back from kindergarten actually hinders learning.

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Video: Preparing Your Child for College
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why waiting until high school to plan for college is a mistake.

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Video: Peer Helper Programs
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Teach teens how to really listen to each other and to be bridges to professional assistance.

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Video: At What Age Kindergarten?
Thursday, April 10, 2008

How to determine when children should enter kindergarten.

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Tips for Parents: Preparing for College
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why waiting for high school to prepare for college is a mistake.

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Tips for Parents: The Beauty Bias
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Discover how the beauty bias can hinder a child's academic achievement.

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Tips for Parents: Academic Redshirting
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Why holding children back from kindergarten actually hinders learning.

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Tips for Parents: School Stress
Monday, March 31, 2008

Identify the stressors your child faces and learn healthy ways to deal with stress.

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Tool Kit on Hispanic Families
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Resources to help students succeed in school.  "This tool kit was developed with guidance from over 1,800 Hispanic parents at Parent Information and Resource Centers across the country."  Also available in Spanish.

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Tips for Parents: Student Council
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn why even elementary schools need a student council.

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PBS's It's My Life--School
Monday, March 17, 2008

This site from PBS Kids Go includes a game called “To Cheat or Not to Cheat,” and kid-targeted advice on time management, test stress, and dealing with teachers.

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National Association for the Education of Young Children
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Information about conferences, early childhood, public policy, publications, and information for members, teachers, families, students, and affiliate groups.  Articles such as “Helping Young Children after a Disaster,” “Books for Families,” and “Early Years are Learning Years”.

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Kids Health for Kids: Cheating
Thursday, March 06, 2008

An article for kids including the who, what, and why of cheating and its consequences.

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Family Education Homeschooling
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

How to homeschool, subject toolkits, making the decision to homeschool, making homeschool connections, and books and materials from Pearson Learning Group.

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