Superintendent: What I’ve learned from our schools
In early October, I packed my bags and relocated to the Archdiocese of Chicago to become superintendent. For five years, I served as superintendent in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and previously worked as a Catholic...
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.
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 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.
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.
St. Rita School For The Deaf Is Celebrating 100 Years Of Educating
Beginning with only eleven students and a staff of three Sisters of Charity , a young priest, Father Henry Waldhaus , embarked on a mission which would
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.
Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Kingsway Christian School 48
How Autism Is Reshaping Special Education
Special education in the United State is based on the concept of access--public schools are open to all children. But access is no longer a sufficient foundation. Approaches and accommodations that lead to academic success are increasingly demanded for those with learning disabilities. Functional, independent-living, and employable skills are requisite, but rare, for those with serious handicapping conditions. Since the last reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, four events have transpired that will have a dramatic impact on the next iteration of the federal law: the increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism, the rise of applied behavior analysis, the birth of social media, and the reality of unbundling. In How Autism Is…
6 Orlando Area Elementary Schools Make Top 25 In State List
Over 1/5 of the top 25 elementary schools in the state of Florida are located in the Orlando area according to a new survey by niche.com!