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7 Fascinating July 4th Facts

7 Fascinating July 4th Facts

For most Americans, any mention of “Independence Day” will spur on images of parades, barbecues, and fireworks galore. There are countless well-known traditions that honor our Founding Fathers on this national holiday, but here are seven often overlooked July 4th facts that will give you and your kids a unique historical perspective.  1. Only John…
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Three Steps to Engage your Kids with Agriculture - It's Never Too Early to Start

Three Steps to Engage your Kids with Agriculture - It's Never Too Early to Start

Civilizations are often built upon solid agricultural frameworks. Without regular access to dependable food sources, most other areas of a thriving society quickly lose their proverbial footing. Learning where food comes from, and how to grow and raise your own sustainable food sources, can be an empowering and inspiring learning experience for people of all…
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Online Student Helps His Community through a Real Life “Pay It Forward”

Online Student Helps His Community through a Real Life “Pay It Forward”

Operating a small nonprofit organization isn’t easy for adults, so it’s hard to imagine a teenager tackling this endeavor. However, the bright and motivated Stride K12-powered student, Phoenix B., was not daunted by the possibility. He began by mowing 50 lawns for people in need after being encouraged by his parents, Sheldon B., and Joyce…
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Talking to Kids when Tragedy Strikes

Talking to Kids when Tragedy Strikes

Between social media and news reporting, it is hard to avoid hearing reports of tragic or disturbing events; and as a result, kids are often exposed to the details of horrific tragedies at a young age. Many times, too, these events occur at schools, leaving kids scared and feeling anxious about returning to school the…
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Is Your Child Falling Behind? Here’s How to Best Support Them.

Is Your Child Falling Behind? Here’s How to Best Support Them.

Have you noticed that your child may be behind in school? There are so many reason that this could be the case. Besides the regular issues many children encounter, kids today are coming off some of the most challenging years because of Covid. A McKinsey & Company report found that for most students the disruption…
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5 Tips for a Successful Start to the School Year

As summer has quickly come to an end, it is time to start preparing for the new school year. It can be overwhelming getting everything ready for your children. We put together five tips for helping to make a successful transition to the new school year.

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