Blog posts of '2015' 'November'

What's in the Works for Education Reform

What's coming in education reform

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson attempted to battle poverty and increase academic achievement by signing into law the first Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The ESEA provided a framework for funding public schools and began reforming the way the United States educated its childr...

The Elf on The Shelf® in the Classroom

The Elf on the Shelf

In recent years, The Elf on the Shelf® has become a cultural phenomenon around Christmastime. Kids can't seem to get enough of Santa's watchful scout, and they look forward to finding the Elf every morning.

For those unfamiliar with The Elf of the Shelf® it works like this. Santa sends an elf to ...

New Shop Class Technologies Prevent Lost Opportunities

The shop class of yesteryear had been a staple in many high schools across the country. In these courses, students learned tool and machinery operations along with skills in safety, collaboration, and communication. Still, people perceived shop class as a dumping ground for students unable to achiev...

Best Apps for Grades K–5

18 of our favorite apps for kids in grades K-5

Introduction: According to the mobile attribution and analytics company, adjust, more than 200,000 apps were released in the first four months of 2014 alone. This ever-filling sea of technology can overwhelm parents who are fishing for the best apps for their children. Listed here are a number of ...

If the Movie Is Too Harsh for Your Child, Change Viewing Habits

Change viewing habits

Movies have captured our hearts. Stories on the screen have whisked us away to other times in distant places. They have bonded us to others, whether family or strangers in a theater. The golden ones have stood the test of time.

As parents, we want to pass the joy we felt from that motion picture....