Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development
New research shows shared music-making with toddlers may have benefits above and beyond those of reading.
How suburban schools get kids ready for kindergarten
Gone are the days when knowing your ABCs and how to count from one to 10 was enough preparation for kindergarten. Educators say children not only are lacking basic reading and math skills but also the social/emotional skills needed. "Kindergarten readiness starts at birth," said Stephanie Farrelly, principal of the Jefferson Early Childhood Center in Wheaton.
Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food
Strategists are following the money to schools, corporate cafeterias, and hospitals in hopes of rebuilding local economies and bringing healthy food access—literally in through the back door.
Why Should Men Learn Ballroom Dancing
Many men make excuses not to learn ballroom dancing (or social dancing in general). They will often argue that it is because dancing is not for them or not manly enough. The truth is that they are actually intimidated by the idea. Indeed learning to dance socially is confronting. But that's part of the reason why men should take it on. It is a challenge, but one well worth the effort. This article explains why men should take on this challenge and what the benefits are.
How Khan Academy’s Founder Designs a Brick and Mortar School for Kids
Sal Khan, a pioneer of online tutorials with his successful Khan Academy, has established a private brick-and-mortar laboratory school in Silicon Valley. He plans to share its lessons with educators.
What to Expect from Toddler Child Care at a Montessori School
The Montessori experience differs from mainstream educational philosophies, and that's one of the keys to its success. By eliminating the mindless busy-work and allowing children to engage with all of their senses, Montessori toddler child care successfully allows kids to continue loving learning throughout their education. The Montessori philosoph...
How to Recycle Old Electronics
Want to donate or recycle old electronics? Consumer Reports has the details on the right way to get rid of phones, laptops, and other gadgets.
Dos Urban Cantina, Headed by Former Rick Bayless Chefs, Open in Logan Square
They'll serve dinner daily, and eventually figure out brunch.
High School Roundup: GNB Voc-Tech senior James Estrella honors AJ DaSilva before walk-off win
Andrew Mattos saw the two hitters in front of him intentionally walked to load the bases in the bottom of the eight inning and he delivered a walk-off
What to Do the First Day of School (and Why)
Teaching is the profession that makes every other profession possible. It all starts that first day of school, Justin Minkel writes.