Education

Your Child’s End-of-Year Checklist Stopping summer brain drain

Whether it’s called “summer slide,” “summer brain drain” or “summer learning loss,” the National Summer Learning Association claims that loss of academic skills over the summer is a distinct, measured phenomenon. Teachers agree. Before she retired, Caren Cranston taught at an all-girls elementary school for 40 years. She says she’d …

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Preschool Primer New parents, we get it: Choosing a preschool—or day care center—from te vast local offering can feel like playing roulette with your kid's future

Community Play School: Messy Engagement By Mariglynn Edlins, Professor and CPS Parent We also knew we didn’t want something incredibly expensive or overly focused on traditional learning. In grad school, I’d written my dissertation about children in institutional settings, primarily American education systems, and I couldn’t bear the idea of sending …

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