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by Liz Willen Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:38
At one particularly awful moment during my older son's awkward second year in middle school, the principal turned to me as I sat in her office:"No one goes through middle school unscathed," she said, with empathy. I tried to laugh, appreciating her sensitivity, but it didn't seem at all funny. In the space of a few months, my formerly angelic child had lost all of his so-called "friends," struck his gym teacher in the head with a ball (accidentally, he insisted, although the teacher begged to differ) and harbored a locker that smelled so foul it should have been condemned.He'd discovered that cool (read: expensive) sneakers matter, and learned with dismay that most of the girls in his class seemed at least a foot taller. And of course, I wasn't allowed anywhere near the school; we had to …
by Laura Zingmond Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:43
It takes a lot of skill and commitment to be an elementary school teacher. Many who enter the profession love to read, are interested in social studies, civics and art and are adept at managing a room full of small children who are learning and growing at different speeds. Unfortunately there’s some…
by Aimee Sabo Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:38
Everyone deserves a second chance. If you're not happy with your child's Round 1 pre-k placement, take heart: Round 2 of pre-k admissions is officially open, now through July 10, offering families dozens of new programs to choose from. Even if you already received a pre-k offer, you can take advant…
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