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No Rich Child Left Behind

No Rich Child Left Behind | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
Family income is now a better predictor of children’s success in school than race.
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Interesting thoughts on what needs to happen to get all kids improving at the speed of sound...

 

"But we need to do much more than expand and improve preschool and child care. There is a lot of discussion these days about investing in teachers and “improving teacher quality,” but improving the quality of our parenting and of our children’s earliest environments may be even more important. Let’s invest in parents so they can better invest in their children."

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Fixing the Mean Girl Syndrome

Fixing the Mean Girl Syndrome | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
Research tells us that kindness may be the antidote to “popularity-through-meanness.”
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Such a little thing... but the lift seems pretty big.

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High-Powered Women and Supportive Spouses: Who’s in Charge, and of What? | TIME.com

High-Powered Women and Supportive Spouses: Who’s in Charge, and of What? | TIME.com | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
This post is in partnership with Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The article below was originally published at knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu.
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Vermont School Cut Off From Technology Faces Its Intrusion

Vermont School Cut Off From Technology Faces Its Intrusion | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
As high-speed Internet and better cellphone reception reach a remote corner of Vermont where a school offers a semester on a farm for high school students, questions are arising about regulating use.
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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning : NPR

For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.
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Opinion: Kids take up fight for 'real food' - CNN.com

Opinion: Kids take up fight for 'real food' - CNN.com | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
There is a growing awareness among both young and old about nutrition, organics and genetically modified ingredients, Amanda Enayati says.
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Bullying Advice for Parents of Teens 10 min panel discussion:| Your Teen Magazine

Bullying Advice for Parents of Teens 10 min panel discussion:| Your Teen Magazine | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
Learn strategies and tools to help your children deal with difficult social situations at school, on the bus and through social media.

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My private school guilt

My private school guilt | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
I believe in public education, but I made a different choice for my son.
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Are We Creating a Generation of Observers?

Are We Creating a Generation of Observers? | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
At the expense of creation, our classrooms have become too focused on celebrating the lives of others, writes Stephen R. Herr.
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Love this piece... Students (and adults) need a call to "do" something, a requirement to take an active part in their environments in learning, leading, giving back, and achieving whatever goals they may set for themselves and that need to be accomplished to proceed in their educations. Observing talks, awards ceremonies, videos, lectures, classes, recitals, is not the same as the effort it takes to get to those plateaus of appreciative pauses.

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New Year’s resolution: Be a more neglectful parent

New Year’s resolution: Be a more neglectful parent | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
Less hovering could lead to a better relationship with your child in 2013.
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Study Suggests Mothers' Stress Can Affect Daughters Later

Study Suggests Mothers' Stress Can Affect Daughters Later | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
Education Week staff writer Nirvi Shah and contributing writer Ross Brenneman explore some of the nonacademic issues that bear on students’ learning.
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The time I lost my kid in public - CNN.com

The time I lost my kid in public - CNN.com | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
The first thing I do when I arrive in D.C. is lose my kid.
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5 ways to help kids cope in a disaster - CNN.com

5 ways to help kids cope in a disaster - CNN.com | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
In a disaster, children are most afraid the event will happen again; they will lose someone close to them; or they will be left alone.
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“It’s Not Going Away” | open thinking

“It’s Not Going Away” | open thinking | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it

"My brother George recently wrote the post “Denying Our World” where he recalls a compelling narrative that causes him to reflect upon what it means to live ‘online’ and our associated imperative as educators to teach to this reality. "


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Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Learning

Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Learning | Parenting in Tense Times | Scoop.it
The goal of this investigation was to explore how a fourth grade teacher could integrate iPads into her literacy instruction to simultaneously teach print-based and digital literacy goals.

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Keith Koehler's curator insight, May 5, 2014 6:03 PM

An example of using both print and digital in the classroom.