The role of students in parent-teacher conferences is critical.
This post details the experience of one school that turned the parent-teacher conferences model upside down. Long story short, giving kids more ownership in the process ultimately helps parents know how to support them better.
Why do girls tend to get better grades than boys?
New research shows girls ahead in every subject, including math and science. This piece explores whether today's grading methods skew in girls' favor, and what is at play in this global phenomenon.
This is what brave can look like...
So often I hear myself and other parents saying things like, "You can do it. Be brave," encouraging our kids to take risks. This beautiful piece resonated with me. In it, the writer asks, what if we redefined brave to be specific and personal?
Book clubs aren't just for grown-ups!
A mom and her daughter started a book club that started in elementary school and lasted throughout high school. That mom, Lynne Perri, is also a leading journalist and educator. This week, she reflects on that experience and shares eight very important things she learned and observed over those years. Talk about Cliff's notes!
As tech becomes more prevalent in schools, some parents' worries rise
Technology in schools can be a powerful, helpful tool. And with those technologies, many companies are gathering a good deal of data about our kids. Learn what specific states are doing to limit data collection, increase transparency, and regulate the handling of data. This article also made us wonder whether kids will become more used to giving away their data as they grow up being increasingly monitored.
Bonus: 15 classic children's books that have been banned in America
This week is Banned Books Week, an annual event that calls attention to challenged titles. You may have noticed displays at your library or local bookstore, along with many excellent blog posts on the topic. Here is one of our favorite lists making the rounds this week.