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What do our students need to succeed in the world of work?

How can we prepare our children for life after graduation? What skills are the most important, and how can we foster them in students?...
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Parent Information Center now accepting applications for Volunteer Advocate Training in Concord

The Parent Information Center will be holding a Volunteer Advocate Training in Concord beginning on September 17. Trainings will be held on Monday evenings...

How partnering with your child’s teacher benefits their learning

Partnering with your child's teacher can have a positive impact on their learning--from increased academic success, to instilling a sense of confidence and encouraging...

Social and Emotional Learning at home and in the classroom

Teaching children how to recognize and understand their emotions, make decisions, and maintain relationships has immediate and lasting impacts on their mental health, academic...

Starting a meaningful conversation with your child’s teacher

As the school year begins, how can families become more involved in their child's school life? Family engagement is one of the best predictors...

Managing back to school stress by encouraging a growth mindset

Is your child stressed about starting school? Do you have a child who's entering a new school, and is overwhelmed at the idea of...
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Tips on how to encourage kids to read during the summer

Now that summer is here, how can parents encourage their children to continue to read? Fostering a love of reading through modeling, valuing reading...

Capturing student learning and growth through competency and portfolio grading

As learning environments become more focused on group work to nurture high-demand skills--like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving, one of the top concerns is how...

Stereotypical gender roles could be affecting math achievement in wealthy, suburban districts

In many cases, girls outperform boys in most subjects in early grades. But according to a new study from Stanford, boys outperform girls in...
Matt Guruge

Guest Blog: Matt Guruge, CEO of Awato is on a mission to help other...

We recently met Matt Guruge, CEO, and Co-Founder of Awato, an online service that helps students identify career paths that match their interests and...

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