Tag: public school

How to Prevent Your Child From Picking Up Negative Behaviors

One of our cats is diabetic, and I found myself in the vet’s waiting room late one afternoon with my two uniformed children, freshly retrieved from their magnet preschool/early elementary school. Their blue and khaki outfits informed the woman sitting across from us of the district they attend. She knew because it turns out she

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Common Core, DRA, MAP, Standardized Testing: What it All Means to Me

It is school conference and report card time and with 3 children in the public school system, there are a lot of numbers coming at me.  Reading test scores, math test scores, and everything in between.  Some of these numbers have been listed as “above average” and some have been listed as “below average”.  There

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Students with Disabilities, Public Schools & Standardized Testing

This article popped up in my Facebook newsfeed the other day.  You should read it, but I’ll summarize it by explaining that it’s by a mother of a 13-year-old girl on the Autism spectrum, who relates the story of how, despite her daughter’s varied and meaningful educational successes, the New York State Department of Education

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Public School

Well, as you can probably guess from the title, we’ve decided to enroll Max in public school next year. We changed our minds at least 15 times and there were many tears, headaches and heartache that went into the decision. Here’s why we chose public Kindergarten: 1. Money. Montessori school is very expensive. We could

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