We take a look back to see what registered as some of the hottest topics for readers of K-12 Parents & the Public in 2012.
December 2012 Archives
Parental involvement is more important than the school environment in preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children, according to recent research.
The Connecticut Parents Union "All Aboard Parent Express" bus took a detour on its planned mission to promote reading last weekend.
Children who are given "too much stuff" often miss important lessons on delayed or deferred gratification, an underpinning of the motivation to work hard and do well in school.
Increased parent involvement appears to be a primary reason overall child well-being is up more than 5 percent, according to the Foundation for Child Development's annual child well-being index.
A study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, shows parent volunteerism at a five-year high.
Resources for parents who want to comfort their children, and answer their questions, after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
A program encouraging parents of 8th graders to consider STEM education and careers for their children drew 225 participants in Maryland recently.
A survey shows that parents and other adults support expansion of rules that require their permission to collect information about the web-browsing of their children under the age of 13.
Parents may be contributing, however unwittingly, to their children's lack of college readiness by over-protecting them. Students need to learn "soft skills" to succeed.
The United States needs more demanding parents, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a gathering in Washington, D.C. today at the release of an NAACP blueprint report for educational reform.
Schools need to spell out for parents the best way to advocate for their children at school, including how and when to communicate with teachers about issues.