How Parents Can Help Prepare their Child for The Common Core Learning Standards

One of the goals of the Common Core Learning Standards is to prepare students for the high demands of college and careers today and in the future. Schools throughout the country are working to improve teaching and learning to reflect the knowledge and skills that students need for success in college and careers.  It is […]

Hurricane Sandy’s Effects on Children: Lives Unhinged

It has been just two weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated many areas of the East Coast, and some of its effects have only just begun.  The media has focused on the devastation of homes and property, and the victims whose lives have become unraveled as a result of this disaster. Many people are unable to […]

Reading Strategies for Non-Fiction Text

Most of the emphasis in school and on the standardized tests has been on non-fiction reading. Non-fictional informational texts can be beneficial in preparing students to write reports and complete research projects. Although we shouldn’t completely disregard fiction, we need to remember that reading non-fictional texts can be paramount to learning. When a student is […]