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21st Century Cheating

This article, from Scholastic, discusses the ways kids cheat today and what parents can do to discourage their kids from cheating.

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A Parent’s Guide to No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

From the US Department of Education, No Child Left Behind--Also available in Spanish.

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Facts and Terms Every Parent Should Know About NCLB

Essential information about the No Child Left Behind act.

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Keep Arts in Schools

Details programs that are working to keep the arts in schools, presents research, lists resources, and has a great “Get Involved” page.  Sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

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Math Now: Advancing Math Education in Elementary and Middle School

Statistics and imperatives for advancing math education; from the US Department of Education.

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Music in Schools Today

Featuring “interviews with young artists, music mentors to answer questions, contests and all kinds of resources to help students enjoy and maybe even consider a career in music.”  Also includes advocacy and research, and a special section for educators. 

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Support Music

“This site offers effective tips for taking action and the latest evidence of music's importance.” With a giant list of supporting organizations and artists, a tool for grading your school’s music program, and tips for taking action.

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Tips for Parents: Authentic Assessment

Understand why authentic assessment is a better tool for measuring students' achievement.

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Tips for Parents: Class Size

Tips for increasing learning and reducing class size.

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Tips for Parents: Multicultural Education

The importance of multicultural education and what you can to do make sure your child receives it.

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Tips for Parents: NCLB and School Choice

Why No Child Left Behind means you may be able to choose a different school.

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Tips for Parents: School Based Management

What school-based management is, and the reasons for and against it.

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Tips for Parents: The Necessity of Art

Why art is a necessity in education.

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Video: Increase Learning Time

The link between less school and lower academic performance.

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Video: Integrated Learning

How an integrated curriculum increases student success.

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Video: Is Environmental Education Important?

Why environmental education should be taught in the classroom.

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Video: Multicultural Education

Understand the value of multicultural education.

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Video: School Uniforms

The benefits of implementing a school uniform policy.

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Video: School-Based Management

Find out the pluses and minuses of School Based Management.

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Video: The Beauty Bias

How beauty influences attention and expectations in the classroom.

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