Game On! What Happens When Kindergarteners Play Board Games
The brainchild of founder Eva Moskowitz, Gamesday is new this year and happens at all Success Academy elementary schools every Wednesdays: Blokus in kindergarten, Monopoly in first and second grade, and Settlers of Catan in third and fourth grades.
How Open Educational Resources Give Faculty and Students What They Want
Undergraduate costs are on the rise and student loan debt is a huge issue impacting today’s society. How can we, as higher education professionals, help limit the costs for students while als…
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It
A Guide to Unifying Enrollment: The What, Why, and How for Those Considering It As urban education landscapes grow more complex, families need help making sense of their public school options, both district and charter. To assist with this process, some cities have launched unified enrollment systems, providing a common timeline for procedures, common application materials, centralized mechanisms to match students to schools, and comprehensive information systems that explain the process and list participating schools. Roughly half a dozen cities have unified their enrollment systems and continue to refine them, with others starting to follow their lead This guide helps city education leaders better understand the benefits and costs of a fully unified enrollment system. It…
How to Choose a Child Care Center
The task of choosing a child care center for the first time can be daunting - let Primary Beginnings make it easy for you with these simple instructions.
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
How to Treat What You Let Into Your Family
Jeff Voegtlin | Fairhaven Baptist Church and College
What the Science Says About How Preschool Benefits Children
What happens when a group of the nation's leading pre-K experts get together to lay out a blueprint for what parents, and educators, can learn from decades of research?
How Chicago's Best Restaurants Get Their Goat
“Everything that people do with pigs, we do all of that with goat,” says Chicago-based chef Stephanie Izard, who sources her meat from Kilgus Farmstead.
Tips for Moving Schools
When faced with a move, one of the main concerns for families is selecting a new school. During the school year, children will spend more hours at school than at home each day, making this decision of utmost importance. The right school can ignite a passion for learning, improve self-confidence, and provide positive social interactions. Your school will be the place you spend time as a family and where friendships will develop. Choosing the Right School Begin by creating a list of the things that you value. Consider any special needs, opportunities for athletic and arts development, academic rigor, and then seek to find the best fit for all children in the family. Preliminary research should be completed online to help narrow your choices to your top two or three schools. A few…
Our Favorite, Easy Hair Tips
Great hair doesn't require hours of work every day. Leave the hard lifting to us when you come in for your appointment. In between appointments, though, there are really easy, simple hair tips you can do to keep your hair happy and healthy.