Category Archives: Parents’ Corner

Are We Expecting Too Much from Kindergarteners?

With limited seats available in top-quality public schools in many larger districts, a trend is occurring that shouldn’t surprise most educators.  Parents are hiring tutors to prep their pre-schoolers for screening tests. In Chicago, for example, 13,058 applications are on … Continue reading

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Who Supports Teachers?

Our guest blogger today is Melodie, who sent us these comments: Education is a tough field! Before retiring, my husband was an administrator who intervened several times on the behalf of his teachers. I’m finding more parents are led by … Continue reading

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Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter

Environment or genetics? Which plays the most important role in determining the mental ability of children? A recent study suggests that both can be important. Which one is most relevant depends on the economic status of families. Jonah Lehrer reports … Continue reading

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