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Must-have free educational apps for your kids

There are many free educational apps you can download to your phone or tablet to help your kids learn and have fun doing it! From preschool to junior high, more than ever kids are using smartphone apps to enhance their learning. Kids 5 and Under Sight Words Learning Games – …

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Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids

Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution. This assumption about the importance of self-control has profoundly shaped how we think about behavior, including that of our children. If only they had willpower and good character, they would be able to behave well …

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No Child Left Behind Replacement Plan Shifts Power to States on Education

A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers moved to replace the No Child Left Behind law, releasing a bill on Monday that would send significant powers back to the states and curb the authority of the secretary of education. The bill, called the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” comes after …

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DIY Bath Bomb Recipe

Looking for a great DIY craft to make? This DIY Bath Bomb Recipe is fun to make and you’ll have weeks worth of amazing baths! Fill with your favorite essential oils and melt your stress away! Of course, I recommend doTerra essential oils. They are so awesome! I signed up …

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Help for homework help: Teaching parents Common Core math

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Any adult who has tried to help a second-grader with homework has noticed math is not what it used to be. Now schools are unlocking the secrets of Common Core math for mystified parents. They’re holding special classes or giving out materials designed for adults so …

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Altering the Course of Stress for the Special Needs Child

Altering the Course of Stress for the Special Needs Child Diane L MacDonald, M. Ed., NLP CP, RYT 200 Founder and Creator of Sensory YogaPlay We talk often about stress in adults but we forget that childhood can be stressful too. Many children, particularly those with special needs, suffer with …

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Record-Shattering Numbers Of Long Island Students Opting Out Of Common Core Testing

  With day one of three controversial Common Core ELA (English Language Arts) examinations for grades three through eight completed in New York State, the total score of students refusing to take the tests continues to rise exponentially. Compiled by Jeanette Deutermann, founder of anti-Common Core Facebook group “Long Island …

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States Are Pretty Confused About What Happens When Students Opt Out Of Tests

  This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. A flurry of parents opting their children out of taking new state assessments in places like Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, and New York has both the U.S. Department of Education and state education departments reviewing …

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Guides for Parents Tips for Teaching Kids to Enjoy Reading

  The key to reading is words: hearing them, saying them, seeing them, and connecting them to everyday life. Simply talkingin the grocery store, on the way to school, before bedguarantees a richer vocabulary for your child. Set aside a special time each day to read together. Reading lists, favorite …

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