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Dear Teacher: Is Cursive Writing Still Relevant?

This debate on the need to teach cursive writing is going on in many schools. Many teachers are now saying that cursive is a waste of time, and they want to spend the time working on other skills. Students are being taught to type as early as first grade, reducing the need for handwriting...

6 secrets to a successful homeschool graduation

Just because a child is homeschooled doesn't mean they have to miss out on graduation festivities...

Homework for your child–and you

Another school year is in full swing and the routines have set in inside the classroom, but how can you ensure you’re supporting your child’s education at home?

Budgeting Your Teen: Teaching Fiscal Responsibility at Any Age

When I was a teenager, I didn’t have a cell phone, an iPod or even a computer. And I didn’t get $104 a week for the various chores I completed around the house. According to an article on FamilyEducation.com, that’s the going rate parents are dishing out to their teens. But as the economic crisis hits more and more families, parents are tightening the purse strings.

Homeschooling & Socialization: The Kids Are Alright

A lot has changed in the 15 years since Jill Oles began homeschooling her kids. The educational option has gathered not only strength in numbers but in diversity as well.

Prepare your kids for camp: 10 things to teach them before they go

Away from the helping hands of parents, many campers are startled to find themselves responsible for, well, themselves for the first time in their lives.

Choosing the Right School -- What Are Your Kids' Educational Options Here in Central PA?

If you're trying to make some tough decsions about which educational path is right for your child, our annual Education Report can help.

Going beyond the bounds of high school

For some kids, school is supplemental to another learning experience beyond textbooks and white boards...

Easy Does It: Books for Early Readers

Looking for some books for your early readers? Here are a few that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Help your child do well in school

Children constantly go through a predictable set of developmental stages physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially...

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