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Students Shine as 2018 Music Showcase Winners

Students Shine as 2018 Music Showcase Winners

This year’s K12 Music Showcase, which was held during the month of July, was a great way for students to showcase their summer musical skills. We received many outstanding performances from students in kindergarten through high school. We invite you to view our online collection of participants, and see the fantastic submissions we received this year.…
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6 Summer Learning Activities for Kids

6 Summer Learning Activities for Kids

Summertime is coming to an end, or may have already ended for some, but that doesn’t mean the season is over. In this series, Summer Enrichment Activities, we want to make sure you’re enjoying the summer while also finding new ways to learn. So whether you’re still enjoying your summer break, or you’ve already begun the…
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Signs of Executive Function Disorder in Kids

Signs of Executive Function Disorder in Kids

Executive function disorder (EFD) is the term for a trio of behavioral and neurocognitive symptoms that can affect people from childhood through adulthood. Similar to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the three symptoms of EFD are hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity, and it is often mis- or under-diagnosed in children. Executive functions, which include the ability…
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How Many Kids Cause Moms the Most Stress?

How Many Kids Cause Moms the Most Stress?

According to a recent study, it doesn’t necessary follow that having more kids causes more stress. In fact, research now purports to prove the opposite. A study of 7,164 participants sponsored by TODAY Parents concluded that mothers of three children have higher stress levels than those with four or more children. In the survey, mothers were…
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7 Ways to Help Kids Learn a Foreign Language This Summer

7 Ways to Help Kids Learn a Foreign Language This Summer

When I think of school subjects, the first areas that come to mind are language arts, math, science, and social studies. Since these areas are required subjects, they’re often areas of focus for parents when they are planning at-home learning activities. But, the summer learning gap doesn’t just impact the four core subjects, it takes…
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How to Transition Students from Summer to School

It’s that time of year again! Switching from summer fun to a rigid school routine can be tough on students. Here are some surefire ways to make the transition easier for kids.

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