Blog2021-08-28T18:26:44+00:00

National Emergency in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

As parents and educators, we know the situation with our children's emotional and mental health is at a tipping point due to the pressures and upheavals of the past two years. We fully support this declaration of emergency from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American [...]

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New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL

THE RESEARCH IS IN New Research Makes a Powerful Case for PBL Two new gold-standard studies provide compelling evidence that project-based learning is an effective strategy for all students—including historically marginalized ones. By Youki Terada February 21, 2021 When Gil Leal took AP Environmental [...]

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Study Confirms School-to-Prison Pipeline

A new study found that “Children who attend schools with high suspension rates are significantly more likely to be arrested and jailed as adults – especially Black and Hispanic boys – according to new research that shines a spotlight on the school-to-prison pipeline.” At [...]

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Leader in Me: The Need for a Different Kind of Classroom

Imagine you are new to an area, and you are researching schools for your children. What qualities do you look for? Student-teacher ratios? Achievement scores? Reputation? Programs? Parent-community involvement? Now think about your unique family needs after braving the pandemic. Do other factors emerge? Safety? [...]

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The Importance of Parent Involvement in the Early Years of Education

Parents are the most influential people in their child’s life; good or bad. Values, habits, language, and infinite skills are communicated to children in their first few years then reinforced in the years that follow. Thus, parent involvement in a child’s early years of [...]

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The Benefits of Multi-Age Classrooms

Multi-age classrooms evoke images of “Little House on the Prairie” and one room schoolhouses, but advocates of multi-age classrooms cite many benefits to children that require some attention. The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) lists many benefits of multi-age classrooms: It forces teachers [...]

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