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As ESSA takes root, partnering with teachers shows kids a united front and shared goals

As ESSA takes root, partnering with teachers shows kids a united front and shared goals
By School Zone Staff
September 14, 2018 — Schools nationwide are in the 18-month process that began last year of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As teachers and district administrators respond, it’s a great time for parents to implement a “family plan” for supporting learning.

Step into September sharing, caring, and reading, reading, reading

Step into September sharing, caring, and reading, reading, reading
By School Zone Staff
August 28, 2018 — 30 days hath September…” goes the rhyme, and the month definitely has lots of great things going for it. Besides being the threshold for a new school year and season, both of them packed with anticipation and possibility, focused celebrations can make the month taste extra crisp and sweet.

Put family game night on the calendar and tally up the positives

Put family game night on the calendar and tally up the positives
By School Zone Staff
August 14, 2018 — The pace is accelerating, and the calendar is filling up with school orientation events, shopping and play dates, practices, games, and other extracurricular events. And that’s just schedules for the kids! Regularly setting aside family time—game night, for example—seems just about impossible, which suggests exactly why it’s so important!

Turn the page on a great new school year and chapter in your child’s learning story

Turn the page on a great new school year and chapter in your child’s learning story
By School Zone Staff
August 2, 2018 — While many schools in the U.S. start right after Labor Day, others go back in August. Either way, the countdown is starting. It comes with suspense, anticipation, and maybe a touch of anxiety for both kids and parents. A little thought and planning, along with genuine enthusiasm, can help make it sensational.

Keep kids learning in summer for succeeding in fall

Keep kids learning in summer for succeeding in fall
By School Zone Staff
July 17, 2018 — Summer brain drain. Summer learning loss. Summer slide. Whatever you call it, important skills and concepts learned during the school year are slipping away during the long, hot, splish-splashing days of summer. Catch them quick before anymore evaporate!

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