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Latinx Teachers Tell Us How They Really Want You to Show Your Appreciation

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Teachers have a challenging and often thankless job. They are responsible for our children for many hours out of each day. They aren’t just educators, they’re caregivers, and their efforts often go unrecognized by students, administrators, and sadly, parents too....
Family

How I’m Avoiding the Learning Challenges I Experienced With My Own Children

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Sponsored by Paper Growing up, I was a straight A student. Well, that was until fourth grade fractions. I just didn’t get it and despite being in a “talented and gifted” classroom, my teacher did not offer me the classroom...
Family

13 of the Best Places to Get Great Deals on Back to School Supplies

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Back-to-school season is practically here and so many stores are offering amazing deals and discounts. Of course, you’ll want to take advantage of all the savings and stock up on school supplies for your kids, nieces, nephews, students — or just...
Culture

18 Questions to Ask on Back-to-School Night

Common Sense Media
Students heading to school this year may be the most technically savvy, media-aware bunch ever. YouTube, Minecraft, and even MythBusters are being used to engage kids in class, while Instagram, WhatsApp, and Netflix occupy kids at home. Not only that, Common Core standards requiring the use of...
Culture

6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid’s Report Card

Common Sense Media
For many parents and kids grading season isn’t the slam-dunk, high-five, fist-bumping celebration you were hoping for. But you don’t need to hire an expensive tutor or run off to the after-school learning center when straight A’s prove elusive. Plenty of free...