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K12 Expert's Recommended Reading List for Kids (printable)

K12 Expert's Recommended Reading List for Kids (printable)

“Many reading researchers have indicated that reading is the most important skill for students to succeed not only in school but in society as well. The key to becoming a good reader? Read more and read often.”  —Kristen Kinney-Haines, Primary Literacy Director at K12 Inc.  There’s no doubt that we all hope to instill a…
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What the Theory of Multiple Intelligences Means for Your Child

What the Theory of Multiple Intelligences Means for Your Child

When asked to picture an extremely intelligent person, who comes to mind? Maybe a physicist like Albert Einstein or an inventor like Thomas Edison? For years, intelligence was narrowly defined to a singular type of intellect and standard intelligence tests tended to focus only on verbal and mathematical intelligence. But Howard Gardner, a professor of…
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A Personal Look into PANDAS: An Often Undiagnosed Disorder Impacting Students

A Personal Look into PANDAS: An Often Undiagnosed Disorder Impacting Students

There is a disorder affecting students that many parents may not even know their children are battling. While somewhat controversial in medical circles, it is estimated that one in 200 children are affected. It deeply impacts students’ academic and personal lives and is quite often misdiagnosed as autism, OCD, Tourette’s, mental health disorders, other illnesses,…
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Celebrate World Teachers' Day

Celebrate World Teachers' Day

  There’s no doubt that teachers have made an impact on more lives than we can know, so when UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) started World Teachers’ Day in 1994, there was no lack of support. World Teachers’ Day is recognized on October 5 in more than 100 countries, and acknowledges teachers…
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Kids' Art Contest: Sketch a School Subject!

Kids' Art Contest: Sketch a School Subject!

“Education in the arts produces problem solvers who think creatively outside the box and within the box—when the sky is the limit or when given parameters. The arts train students to confidently brainstorm solutions to problems that are both innovative and sound; to choose their best solutions and defend their decision-making; and to then create…
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7 Ways to Support a Child Who Is Bullied at School

Kids who are being bullied need prompt and practical support from their parents. Read about the warning signs of bullying and what you can do to help your child.

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