A Lens That Distorts

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) put schools under the microscope by requiring that they report, annually, the test-score performance of students in grades 3 through 8, and, again, for grade 10. As President Bush said shortly before he signed the bill into law, “We need to know whether a curriculum is working. We need to […]

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The Least Common Denominator

A Nation at Risk argued that much of America’s decline in academic achievement could be traced to the “cafeteria-style curriculum” or “curricular smorgasbord” offered to high-school students. The report said that the presence of so many nonacademic courses in the curriculum-such as preparation for adulthood, off-campus work experiences, and physical and health education-was compromising

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7 Baby Sleep Myths Debunked

We've all heard the term “sleeping like a baby.” But, um, have you ever been around a sleeping baby? As it turns out, they're not so peaceful. There are a ton of baby sleep myths that can affect how you feel about the wee hours with your little one-and these exaggerated “facts” can make you […]

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Parents are the Best Teachers

Parents are the one responsible for providing the needs of their children like love, attention, support, material things and most of all knowledge. Parents are indeed the best teacher of their children; they give knowledge in several ways. First, they are the one who taught their child to talk in their early age. Mama, Papa […]

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Motivating the Low-Achieving Teen

For some teens, school doesn't come easy. The sources of the problem are varied-some struggle with a learning disability, while others may be challenged by substance abuse or a simple lack of motivation. But, regardless of the cause, parents want to know one thing: is it possible to turn struggling students around? Anne Messersmith, former […]

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