#School

Politics | Politics

Kamala Harris Proposes A 10-Hour School Day

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has now proposed a 10-hour school day, which could give children more time in the classroom than with their parents. According to The Hill, Harris’ Family Friendly Schools Act would create a “pilot program to give sch

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

How Attachment Styles Impact Relationships

The professor came on The Ezra Klein Show to talk about parenting, friendships, marriage, and schooling.

News | Interesting Stories

SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background - WSJ

The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Homeless mother Tanya McDowell who sent son, 6, to better school in wrong town jailed for five years | Daily Mail Online

Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport. She said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.

News | News

Florida Governor Plans Rollback of Common Core

A sweeping executive order recently issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis aims to remove the “vestiges” of the ...

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Study: Serving Water With School Lunches Could Save Billions, Lower Obesity Rate

A new study that replacing sugary drinks with water in school lunches could help prevent over half a million from becoming obese and save America billions.

Family & Parenting | Kids

How to Clean Your Kid’s Backpack

Don't just replace your kid's dirty backpack! Follow these tips to clean, wash and disinfect your kid's backpack and it will soon be looking like new again.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The Evidence on Kids, Sleep, and School Start Times | Psychology Today

Science demonstrates that when young people begin puberty, their biological clocks shift. But school start times don't follow suit.

Health & Fitness | Health

Slideshow: Kids’ School Lunches: Tips, Meal Ideas, and More

You want your child’s school lunch to taste great and give them all the energy and nutrients they need for a super school day -- without a lot of effort. It can be simple! WebMD shows you how.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Backpacks for Kids

School-aged kids need cool backpacks and we've found some of the cutest ones out there.

Psychology | Personality

New Study: The Genetics of Staying in School - The Atlantic

Researchers have found 1,271 gene variants associated with years of formal education. That’s important, but not for the obvious reasons.

News | The News

Penn Won't Punish Professor Who Said Black Students ‘Rarely’ Score Well

Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into "mob rule", claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers. The Monty Python member said Weinstein "is a

Architecture & Interior Design | Mid-Century!

17 vintage back to school ads you would never see today

Back in the day, you couldn't go to campus without bowties, bell-bottoms, sugar and jazz.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.

Politics | Politics

Q & A with Betsy DeVos

Education reform advocate empowering parents to choose the best education for their children.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Yes, an after-school Satan Club could be coming to your kid's grade school

Lilith Starr, a devil’s advocate in every sense, is in a rush to get her After School Satan Club started.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Your smart kid is making it harder for my kid to learn

It has long been acknowledged that students who are behind can jeopardize the rest of the kids in their class, but a new report found that in some cases nearly half of all school children were learning above grade level.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Top Essential Oils for Back to School

It's almost that time again, back to school. Summer really does go by too fast! Every August, it's time to stock up on school supplies and all the other goodies needed for learning. With the start of school

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

California's parents don't know they have a voice in school spending decisions

Parents in California have a right to help decide how their schools spend money, but many in the state may not know that.

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In Santa Monica, parents are paying $1,000 for a boot camp to get their kids ready for kindergarten

The summer school students plopped down on an orange mat and listened as teacher Elizabeth Fraley read aloud to them from a book. As she pointed out different animals, they took turns pinning the lion and polar bear pictures on a cork boa

News | Interesting Stuff

The Value of Using Podcasts in Class

Two years ago, I was practically begging a student to read a novel in my high-school English class. This isn’t an unusual problem. The girl, who’s a relatively bright, college-bound athlete, told me that she “just gets too distracted after five minutes” of reading.

Family & Parenting | Kids

10 million California student records about to be released to attorneys - San Jose Mercury News

In a massive data release, California public-school records on about 10 million students -- including their Social Security numbers -- are about to be handed over to attorneys for a group suing the state, with both parties blaming the other for the impend

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Whom or who? | Dictionary.com Blog

Over the last 200 years, the pronoun whom has been on a steady decline. Despite its waning use in speech and ongoing speculation about its imminent extinction,

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

This Math Puzzle For 3rd Graders Is Harder Than It Looks. Can You Solve It?

Get ready for your brain to hurt. Again. A math teacher in Vietnam challenged his third-grade class (read: 8-year-old students) to solve this seemingly simple arithmetic problem. Apparently

Politics | PC Culture

Marin County School Nixes Sedentary Education With Standing Desks For 4th Graders

4th graders and some 1st graders at an elementary school in San Rafael are using standing desks and it seems to be helping the students to maintain focus and dissipate excess energy.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?' | liZ Evans

As my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work....

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out

On Monday, many public school students in New Jersey will begin to take standardized tests that are opposed by an unusually diverse coalition of enemies.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Report: Requiring kindergartners to read — as Common Core does — may harm some

The Common Core standards for kindergarten require kids to learn how to read, even though many kids aren't developmentally ready.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

8 Reasons to Choose Travel Over Going to College!

Remember what our generation was told growing up? "Go to college and get a degree, you'll then be able to get a good job." I think it's safe to say those days are over....

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9 Lies You Learned In Kindergarten And Probably Still Believe Today

Turns out you might need to repeat kindergarten: Some of the most basic things you learned your first time through aren't actually true. Being a kid is basically living a lie. Sometimes, it doesn't take long to debunk the myths you're told: Santa ...

Advice & Self-Help | Access the Bars

Can a Gentle Touch End Squabbles Over Your Child’s Studying? | Access Consciousness Blog

The Bars’ Technique Can Help Kids Study Better By Dr. Sue Hegel Do you ever get frustrated with trying to get your child to study? Does your