Kids are using technology in many ways - both inside and outside of the classroom. But can online learning help our students in other areas such as after-school tutoring and could online college coursework be the way of the future?
How one Teach for America alum, iVoice Amanda Rodriguez, sees the organization and it’s mission 10 years later.
While more girls graduate college than boys and while more women are in the labor force, women are still in the minority when it comes to the science and technology fields with less than 25% of these jobs being held by women according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
When it comes to homework, how much is too much? That’s one of the questions raised in a recent New York Times piece, “The Trouble with Homework,” which ponders why U.S. students rank lower than many of their international counterparts when it comes to math, reading and science despite the fact that U.S. kids are loaded down with more homework now than ever.
he better. In fact, children who begin to learn a second language before the age of six or seven are more able to speak the new language like a native speaker than kids who didn't start until after the ages of six or seven. But how young is "too young?"
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons: A favorite book can capture a child's imagination, a teacher can spark a hunger for stories, and of course, parents can share their own passion for literature. If you want to help nurture your child's love of books, here are Common Sense Media's best tips for raising a reader.
No need to feel guilty about screen time when your kids are learning to read, thanks to one of these great apps!
Need a great way to keep kids excited about books? Throw a reading party!
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Monica Ballenilla is a single mom raising three children, a sixth, tenth and twelfth grader, in Washington Heights, a low income area of New York City. When I asked her if parents should be held accountable for their kids’ performance in school, she didn’t miss a beat – oh yes they should. “Trust me, I’ve seen cases where parents don’t get involved in anything with their kids and I think that’s totally wrong,” she told me. “That’s a wrong call.”
What happened to free play? What was once a staple in Kindergarten classrooms around the country has disappeared, replaced with structured “lear
How to make math + girls = cool.
Want an app that can boost your kids' brain power or just one that will give you a few minutes of quiet? Here are the best apps for preschoolers -- many may do both!
From apps to puzzles, check out these fun ways to teach your tot the alphabet.
Looking for more adventure and spontaneity before bedtime? Check out our mix of new and oldie-but-goodie preschooler books we love -- they're goodnight and rainy day reads!
If your kids use the Internet, mobile phones, online games, or social networks, they're protected by the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA), which prevents companies from collecting personal information about kids under 13 without parental consent.
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Ever seen a girl clique -- in preschool? You're not alone. Here's how you can help your daughter have healthy friendships from the start
On October 6, millions of people across the globe will participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record -- reading events and "pajama parties" to stand up for children as part of th
Our iVoices, who covered NBC News' 2011 Education Nation, talk about what they learned - and how empowered they feel -- after the three day summit.