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  • School and Learning
    Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    How to Bolster Budding Language Skills
    How to Bolster Budding Language Skills Writing letters and learning phonics makes Claudia cranky. She recently grumbled, "I hope I won't have to read too many books once I get to first grade." When handwriting, phonics drills, and endless workboo...
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    Virtual Schools
    Virtual Schools Provide the Power of Choice
    Virtual Schools Provide the Power of Choice By Elizabeth Kanna, contributing editor-at-large, Homeschooler Network When Russian-born Wimbledon Champion Maria Sharapova was asked by the press how she continued to impress everyone she met with her...
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    Year-Round Schooling
    Year-Round School
    The pros and cons of year-round school are dealt with in this article. ...
  • Word Scrambles Printables
    Same Name Word Puzzle
    Students use their critical thinking skills to unscramble names in foreign languages and complete this challenging worksheet. ...
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    Magnet Schools
    Magnet School vs. Public School
    Learn how magnet schools differ from other public schools. ...
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    Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    Bilingual Babies
    Learn how to introduce your child to two languages. ...
  • School and Learning
    Magnet Schools
    Magnet School vs. Public School
    Learn how magnet schools differ from other public schools. ...
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Experimental Education
    Departmentalization at School
    Departmentalization rarely works for young children; it's more important for them to have consistency. ...
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    Homeschool Foreign Language
    Learning Spanish at Home
    For teaching young children, an interactive course of study, rather than a textbook, is recommended. ...
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    Experimental Education
    Multi-Age and Multi-Grade School
    Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of multi-age and multi-grade schools. ...
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    Charter Schools
    Is a Charter School Right for Your Child?
    Is a Charter School Right for Your Child? As of 2010, more than 5,000 charter schools have popped up in communities across the U.S. They are becoming a popular option for parents seeking an alternative to traditional public schools without the pr...
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    Bilingual and Bicultural Education
    Bilingual Trouble
    Some students have a difficult time learning more than one language. ...
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    Special Education Laws
    Special-Education Class or Mainstreaming?
    Inclusion, when well supported, can be wonderful. Inclusion without proper supports for kids and their teachers is malpractice. ...
  • Addition and Subtraction Printables
    Patterns, Adding, and Subtracting: For Spanish Speakers
    This handout for Spanish speaking parents helps them support their child's skills in addition and subtraction. ...
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    Alternative Education
    What Is a "Differentiated" Classroom?
    What Is a "Differentiated" Classroom?Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Making It Meaningful Mrs. Wiggins assigns students to spelling lists based on a pretest, not the assumption that all 3rd graders sho...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Addition and Subtraction Printables
    Adding to 18: For Spanish Speakers
    This handout for Spanish speaking parents helps them support their child's skills in addition and subtraction. ...