Kristen Amrein

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How to Help Kids Talk About Learning Disabilities

<b>By Rae Jacobson</b>"I learn differently."Three small words that can make a world of difference for kids like me who grew up struggling with learning …

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

If you plan on introducing a new technology or are embarking on the mighty task of becoming a wireless BYOD school, here are five tips to help your …

Education Technology

Washington Supreme Court Declares Charter Schools Unconstitutional

This is a huge ruling from the Washington Supreme Court late on a Friday afternoon.<p>According to the <i>Seattle Times</i>, the Washington State Supreme Court …

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year

August 28, 2015<br>Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to …

Researchers Just Found The Easiest Way To Help You Lose Weight, And It's Something You Already Do Every Day

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water. Aside from its benefits to your skin, muscles, organs, and digestion, it detoxifies, prevents certain cancers, and can improve your post-workout mood. Heck, when you're a baby, you're 75 …

'Sweatworking': Why you should turn your next meeting into a workout - TODAY.com

Fitting a workout in between work and family is no easy task. You may have every intention of getting in that early morning run, but your kid gets sick and you need those precious few hours for some extra sleep. Or, you plan to hit the gym after wrapping up at work, but have to take a client …

Fitness

America's Smoking Rate Continues to Drop

The smoking rate for American adults has continued to fall, according to a new report.<p>The national smoking rate stands at 17% this year, a drop from …

Public Health

Trusted Lets Parents Book Vetted Babysitters At The Last Minute

Trusted is launching a new service for parents in search of high-quality babysitters — particularly parents who need to find someone ASAP.<p>CEO Anand Iyer compared the startup’s approach to the recently launched senior care service Honor. When you’re looking for a babysitter, Trusted lets you browse …

Startups

Then and Now: Innovation at the Core of the Charter Movement

Nearly 25 years ago, Minnesota established the nation's first public charter school to stimulate new and innovative educational opportunities and to provide parents and communities with a high quality alternative to traditional public schooling. Today, there are more than 6,700 public charter …

“He’s filling the government with Muslims”: Hanging out with Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul inside New Hampshire’s wacky GOP 2016 cattle call

Nineteen potential presidential candidates convened in New Hampshire this weekend. Here’s how it all went down<p>New Hampshire voters are famously spoiled. If any given person only gets to talk to a candidate two times before primary day, it's considered an insult, a snub. Most people would tire of …

This Study Has Some Good News About Facebook PDA

It’s a weird time for love lately, guys. Couples we thought we could count on, like Kermie and Miss Piggy, are hitting the rocks (don’t even talk to us about Gwen and Gavin — WE ARE NOT READY). In dark times like this, it’s important to focus on the happy things like couples who are still together …

5 ways to ease dementia without drugs

Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. But research suggests …

Dementia

10 Reasons to Love Google Docs — SitePoint

Google Docs is like Mary Poppins’ magic purse. Underneath your standard cloud-based word processor fare is a seemingly endless supply of tricks, …

Want to feel happier? Watch a film that makes you cry

Watching a tearjerker will spark a burst of happiness 90 minutes after the film has ended scientists have found<p>It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but when it comes to feeling blue, crying might be the best cure.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands videoed a group of 60 volunteers watching two …

404 Error Page

<b>Whoops!</b> error: 404<p>Our mission is helping you find success, and that includes finding the right page.<p>The page you are seeking does not exist. Our …

Accessibility

Charter Schools Are Especially Good for ELL Students

Charter schools, it turns out, are do­ing a bet­ter job of edu­cat­ing Eng­lish-lan­guage learners than tra­di­tion­al pub­lic schools. That’s a …

Opinion: Charter schools prove more productive despite less funding

A longtime public advocate of school choice, Atlanta attorney Glenn Delk wrote a detailed response to the <b>recent AJC report</b> on uneven charter school …

7 Social Media Platforms That Could Explode Before 2016

Social media is a tumultuous playing field. While it’s been dominated fairly consistently by Facebook since the late 2000s, every year sees new emergent platforms that either fail in a blaze of glory, get gobbled up by one of the major players, or go on to see individual success on their own. All …

The latest stats on U.S. teens just came in, and there's a lot of good news!

<i>Time</i> just informed us that, based on a number of stats that have recently come in about U.S. teenagers, the future looks bright for the American …

SkyVenture New Hampshire

Bernie Sanders, Presidential Hopeful, Will Be In Laconia, New Hampshire This Sunday, June 28, 2015.

. <br>. <br>. <br>. <br>. <br>. <b><br>. <br>by Anura Guruge</b><p><b>Related posts:</b> <br>++++ Search on ‘<b>Democrats</b>’, ‘<b>Obama</b>’, ‘<b>Biden</b>’ etc. for many other posts >>>><p>Bernie Sanders Town Hall …

8 Classroom Management Apps for Tech Savvy Teachers

For teachers, the calling to make a difference in a student’s life is strong. But for many, the workload and burden overwhelms their ability to …

Apps

What's the Real Purpose of Classroom Management?

Everyone knows why classroom management skills are considered a critical part of teacher training. The reason we need to minimize "misbehavior" and get students to show up, sit down, and pay attention is so we can teach them stuff. That proposition is so obvious that it's rarely defended or even …

Sturgis Charter, Boston Latin School top best high schools list

A Cape Cod charter school is the best place to get a public high school education in Massachusetts, according to the latest rankings from US News and …

Charter school movement is growing

Parents, students and educators across the nation are celebrating National Charter Schools Week this week. Data show the movement has plenty to …

On Happiness Day, 6 Nepalis Tell How To Not Worry And Be Happy

Nepal, a country of 25 million, is struggling out of poverty after a decadelong civil war. Squabbling politicians have paralyzed government, and high unemployment means 1,500 youth leave every day for jobs in Malaysia and the Middle East.<p>So, as the United Nations International Day of Happiness …