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Medicaid and Children with Special Health Care Needs: White House Meeting

Feds Charge Florida Over Mishandling of Disabled Children

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the state of Florida, alleging disabled children there have been systemically segregated and isolated in …

Disabled Children

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For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play

Remember running around the playground when you were a kid? Maybe hanging from the monkey bars or seeing who could swing the highest?<p>It wasn't just a mindless energy burn. Many have called play the work of childhood. Play teaches children how to make friends, make rules and navigate …

Integrated schools just part of the answer to questions of community cohesion

The answer to David Edmonds’ question is no: ethnic conflict cannot be solved by enforced interaction (The school teaching a divided town to live together, 5 November). Learning to live together in a shared school is only possible if parents really want it to work. It is for them as much as for …

Northern Ireland

Alabama Offers High School Students - And Their Parents - Free Community College

<i>This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.</i><p>Astates focus on increasing the number of low-income students who go to college, Alabama has added another target group – their parents.<p>Last year, Alabama …

Supporting and Empowering Teachers: The Role of School-Community Partnerships

<i>Guest Authors: Helen Janc Malone, Director of Institutional Advancement and National Director, Education Policy Fellowship Program and Reuben Jacobson, Deputy Director, Coalition for Community Schools</i><p>External accountability, high-stakes testing and a focus on international rankings are dominating …

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

<b>Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning …

Teaching

Music Together in the Great Leap Academy, Philippines

Music Together in the Great Leap Academy, Philippines<p>The Joy of Family Music® since 1987 Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. Music Together classes are based on the …

myIGDIs - early childhood assessments for Response to Intervention (RTI)

Early Childhood Assessment Purposes

Oil Spill Clean-up Experiment - Cool Science Experiment

4 Food Animals Smarter Than Your Pet | What the Stuff?!

ScienceCasts: The Good, the Bad, and the Algae

Using Number Talks to Build Students' Math Reasoning

Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt

<i>With the warm weather comes many unique opportunities to spend time outside as a family. Follow along on our travels as we explore the great</i> …

Math Workshop: The Stations

math, math workshop<p>So now that Math Workshop is organized and ready to go (read my first post on organization here), you are probably wondering just …

Maths advantage for pupils who read for pleasure

<b>Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time, research suggests.</b><p>The study, by the Institute of Education, London University, examined the reading habits of 6,000 children.<p>It indicated reading for pleasure was more …

Education

Importance of Reading Aloud

Young children and reading

The last musings of the Eduskeptic centered on teaching reading to young children. Young children, for the purposes of this article, are those who …

Five Literacy Tips for Parents

Shares 861<p>My approach to early literacy is inspired by the way I learned to read – and reinforced by the way my first three children have learned to …

Kids

Let's Learn the Alphabet - Preschool Learning

Ten Minutes a Day Could Change Everything.

8 Things Picky Eaters Wish Their Parents Knew

It's hard for parents to understand how a toddler can go from eating everything to barely touching his or her meals. It's even more difficult for them to understand why kids are so reluctant to try new foods. And without a big picture understanding of why kids eat the way they do, parents are left …

Parenting

Sesame Street: Which Foods Begin with the Letter P?

Top 3 Ways to Bust 'Test Stress' With Yoga

If you are a teacher or a student, this is the time of year when stress is really building. Around the U.S., state exams are looming, high school students are preparing for SAT exams, and teachers are worrying about upcoming evaluations. For college students, this is the time of year for final …

Youth Nutrition & Fitness Program Instills Healthy Living Habits

When I first enrolled my nephew, Bruce, into the HealthWorks! program, my expectations were that it would help him learn healthy eating habits and …

10 Oils that are Perfect for Baby Skin

10 Oils that are Perfect for Baby Skin<p>Do you love massaging your baby? It surely feels good to gently knead those cute little muscles and touch your …