How Ballet Academy East's Darla Hoover Can Spot a Future Ballerina
You can take the dancer out of Balanchine, but you can't take the Balanchine out of the dancer—or at least, that's Darla Hoover's experience. As artistic director of Ballet Academy East's pre-professional division, following an 11-year career with New York City Ballet, she readily recognizes that as...
Cringing at Church: What It's Like as an Autistic Person in Your Congregation
Autistic people will be in your congregation. They too are fearfully and wonderfully—if a little differently—made.
Tips on Reading a Report Card Without Freaking Out: What to do when your Child isn't Succeeding...
Naturally, when our children are in high school, we are focused on academic achievement, but two issues may arise that create tension for parents and their teens.
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...
Successful Bilingual Education Programs
• by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. and Josie Danini Cortez, M.A. • IDRA Newsletter • September 2001 • Editor’s Note: Last year, ... read more
The Moral Center of Meritocracy Collapses
Family life itself has become part of the battleground of the classes.
10 Awesome Ways to Use Nail Polish (Besides on Your Nails)
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.
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...
What's Right With Our Schools: Pinson Elementary get innovative art lessons
Students at Pinson Elementary love their art teacher, and they're not alone.