From The New York Times Parenting Blog
By K.J. Dell'Antonia
September 10, 2015
Educators and parents have long been concerned about students stressed by homework loads, but a small research study asked questions recently about homework and anxiety of a different group: parents. The results were unsurprising.
From Education Week's Blog
"Schooled in Sports"
By Bryan Toporek
July 13, 2015
Banning headers in high school soccer may not be the most effective way to limit concussions among players, suggests a study published online in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, as athlete-to-athlete contact was at fault far more often.
From the Child Mind Institute
By Rae Jacobson
September 1, 2015
"I learn differently."
Three small words that can make a world of difference for kids like me who grew up struggling with learning issues.
Sounds simple enough, right?
Disclosing her learning difference to teachers, peers, and employers will help your child build strong self-advocacy skills and get the help and support she'll need to succeed. But for a lot of kids, opening up isn't as easy as it sounds.
From the HuffPost Healthy Living Blog
By Rebecca Klein
Education Editor, The Huffington Post
August 7, 2015
Most kids are severely sleep deprived, and early school starting times aren't helping.
Across the country, only 17.7 percent of middle and high schools start classes after 8:30 a.m., contrary to 2014 recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Instead, the average school start time for middle and high schools around the country is 8:03 a.m., according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
From Roots of Action
via the Federation for Children with Special Needs
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.
August 31, 2015
Parents, are you ready for back-to-school? Your parenting mindset just might be the most important way to impact your children’s learning and development! The following authors share the latest thinking and research on learning, achievement, family well-being, parent engagement, special needs children, youth sports, media, technology, discipline, homework, bullying — all the things parents think about at back-to-school time.
As your children get back to school and resettled into their routines, take some time for yourself – to reflect on your own values about education and how you can more intentionally support your children. I’ve compiled some of the best back-to-school articles for parents – from a variety of reputable bloggers – and updated the list for 2015. The list is divided by topic, with a short summary of what you will find in each one.
From The Friendship Circle Blog
By Michael Dorfman, Esq.
May 12, 2015
Being told that your child no longer qualifies for some or all the current special education services that they are receiving elicits mixed emotions from parents. Sometimes the news from the school is greeted with excitement that your child has reached a level of achievement and independence that no longer necessitates the need for these services.
The other reaction when delivered the news of termination of some or all services is fear, mortification and the belief that the decision by the school was subjective, and not based on a comprehensive evaluation process.
This article will focus on the protections built into the law and the steps parents need to follow when they believe special education services should not have been limited or terminated.
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