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1.5 Million Slavery Era Documents Will Be Digitized, Helping African Americans to Learn About Their Lost Ancestors

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project -- a new initiative spearheaded by the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the Afro-American Historical and …

Genealogy

Why We’re Finally Taking Down Confederate Flags

Our understanding of the Confederate flag has changed because our understanding of the Civil War and its aftermath has changed. The “Lost Cause” is finally losing.<p>The most immediate political consequence of the massacre of nine people in Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal …

Congress at War

The Capitol Hill ranks on why they enlisted and what it means now.<p><b>Elected office and military service have always</b> been closely linked in American politics. But increasingly, when issues like sending troops to Syria or making deals with Iran come to the floor in Congress, they’re decided by a …

Military

Counting Down America’s Best Cities for History Buffs

July 4 has double meaning for many Portland locals: it’s also the anniversary of the Great Fire of 1886, which was not even the first time the city …

Art Galleries

10 Lessons from Movies About Teaching

Movies have a magical way of transporting the viewer into new fantastical places and offer experiences that many have never seen. They usually have a …

Teaching

The Need For Digital Literacy

The following post is cross-posted at edu@scholastic.<p>With 1:1 technology initiatives and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs increasingly being …

Education Technology

How OCD Feels

I have diagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My obsessions revolve around germs, numbers, and running over people with my car (or while in …

OCD and ADHD: Is There a Connection?

By the end of his freshman year in college, my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was so severe that he could not even eat. He would sit …

Secret Teacher: we are too quick to label children who aren't perfect

“You don’t want to be in 4J, you’ll get dyslexia.”<p>This has been the standing joke in our staffroom for years, owing to the teacher’s over-zealous approach to diagnosing any child not brilliant at reading as “dyslexic”. She’s a great teacher who is passionate about children and who gets good results …

Teaching

Top 5 Free Newest Launcher Apps for Android in 2015

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a behavioral disorder that affects a small percent of children and adults worldwide and is characterized …

How well do you really understand ADHD?

Yet with early diagnosis and good management, there's no reason that children with ADHD can't go on to achieve great things and live happy, fulfilled …

Welcome to Simcoe.com

For the latest editorials, columns and letters to the editor click HERE.<p>For more coverage from the community click HERE.<p>Welcome to Simcoe.com, home …

The Arts

Executive Functioning Issues and Learning: Ways to Help Your Child

Find out what a growth mindset is and how it can help kids with learning and attention issues.<p>A mom shares her son’s surprising confession about his …

ADHD Medications Treatment: Physical Exercise May Help Children With ADHD Focus

Children may vary in their levels of concentration as far as tasks and schoolworks are concerned. The need for focus and extra attention is somehow …

A 'Kids First' Guide to Summer Planning for Divorced Parents

Use these tips to ensure that your kids return to school with positive summer memories of both parents.<p>Shutterstock<p>While all children look forward to …

Parenting

8 Smart Things I Did as a Working Mom

I've made any number of mistakes as a mom, as my kids are only too happy to note. My personal favorite was the time that, from a business trip in Chicago, I decided my daughter was faking an illness, so I told her to get to school. When she protested that she was nauseated, I told her to "take a …

Parenting

Hard Learned Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting

I have only been working at this parenting gig for seven years now so I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but here are some of the tips I …

Kids

Gen Xers Are Finding Older Parenthood Challenging

Parents who waited to have kids until later in life are finding older parenthood to be more demanding than expected<p>Shutterstock<p>The number of U.S. …

Demographics

Keep warning kids about risks - even if they don't listen

Picture: Getty Images<p>SMOKING AND DRINKING<p>Parents should continue to quietly “bang the drum” about the dangers of drinking and smoking, despite the …

Teenagers and teachers’ information searching behaviour #i3rgu

A second day of liveblogging from the i3 conference at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland started for me with <b>Pia Borlund</b> talking on <b>School</b> …

Demographics

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

Happiness

Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Should a dream wedding mean delaying a down payment on a home? That's a tradeoff many couples make these days.<p>The Knot, a wedding planning and publishing company, recently released its Real Weddings study of average wedding costs for 2014, setting a national average price tag of $31,213 (not …

Weddings

How to Get More of Everything You Want

Kim was a wedding planner working seven days a week. She was a wife and mother to three young kids—one with Asperger’s—and she was missing out on …

Weddings
Weddings

Best New Bridesmaid Dresses: Stylish Bridesmaid Dresses Your Friends Will Love

Matchy-matchy bridesmaids might be falling out of favor among brides—lots of brides are content to choose a color and let their friends each pick a dress, matchy-ness be damned. And still, your bridesmaids might prefer to just buy a specific dress that you've picked out, for several reasons: (1) …