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April 22, 2014

U.S. 4th Graders Get More Help With Less Homework, Study Finds

A preliminary analysis suggests that U.S. parents help more with 4th grade homework even though their children get less of it.

March 16, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate Schools

In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.

March 04, 2014

Alliance Launches Positivity Pledge for Youth-Sports Parents

Tired of hearing about out-of-control youth-sports parents and coaches? So is the National Alliance for Youth Sports.

February 25, 2014

Teaching Students About Other Cultures...and Their Own

The state of Hawaii has a great program that teaches young children about their own culture. It's a program we could all learn from these days.

February 07, 2014

National Signing Day Brings Out Best and Worst of High School Football

College football's National Signing Day came and went with a bang on Wednesday, highlighting the highs and lows of high school football.

January 30, 2014

Building a Better Brain Before Children Enter School

Building a healthy foundation is vitally important for a student's growth, but we know that happens before children ever step foot into school, and the Alberta Family Initiative has a great video to highlight the process.

January 29, 2014

How to Increase Parental Engagement in Urban Education, Part 2

Dr. Anthony L. Moore, an assistant superintendent of schools in Kansas City, Missouri, writes Part 2 of his guest blog on increasing low parental engagement in urban settings. He challenges schools to roll out the "red carpet" for parents and provides his "Top 10" list of ways parents can elevate their own level of engagement in their child's education.

January 26, 2014

We Need More Dialogue & Less Monologue From Secretary Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has spent most of his time as secretary saying the public education system is failing, and it really needs to stop.

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

January 22, 2014

How to Increase Parental Engagement in Urban Education, Part 1

Urban schools are notorious for having low parental engagement. In part one of his two-part guest blog, Dr. Anthony L. Moore, a school district leader in Kansas City, Missouri, outlines the difference between parental involvement vs. parental engagement and sets the stage for laying out his specific, practical strategies for increasing parent participation.

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