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Hot Topic: Standardized Testing

Hot Topic: Standardized Testing

An overview of the local standardized testing debate and the controversy surrounding the administration of Pennsylvania's PSSA, New Jersey's PARCC and Delaware's Smarter Balanced Assessment

April 2015
Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

April 2015
Catholic Schools Week 2015

Catholic Schools Week 2015

To mark Catholic Schools Week 2015, here's what's new at the area's Catholic schools.

January 2015
Get Over Math Anxiety

Get Over Math Anxiety

6 steps to help kids get over math anxiety. Plus, good kids' fiction about math.

November 2014
Is Homework Harmful or Helpful?

Is Homework Harmful or Helpful?

Is homework harmful or helpful? Education experts and parents weigh in.

November 2014
School Problems: "My teacher hates me!"

School Problems: "My teacher hates me!"

A grade-by-grade guide to solving school problems and dealing with "bad" teachers

October 2014
Private School Open House Calendar

Private School Open House Calendar

When to visit the best private schools in Philadelphia, the 'burbs, South Jersey and Delaware

October 2014
The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure

Failure and disappointment teach important life lessons that can help kids grow. Plus, JK Rowling on the Fringe Benefits of Failure

October 2014
Friends Schools Keep the Peace

Friends Schools Keep the Peace

What parents can learn from Quaker methods of peaceful conflict resolution used at area Friends schools. Plus, a list of Delaware Valley Friends schools.

October 2014
Academic Competitions: Go for the Gold

Academic Competitions: Go for the Gold

Why Academic Quiz bowl kids, Mathletes and spelling bee whizzes find academic competitions to be a win win.

October 2014

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More on this topic »Autism Research & Advice

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

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Healthy Living

Kids and Therapy

Kids and Therapy

5 ways therapy helps prepare kids for life

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Book Reviews

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Reviews of the new children's books Noah's Ark and A Fine Dessert

Prom Savings

Prom Savings

How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

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Music Reviews

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Kathy O'Connell reviews three new kids music CDs and shares her party playlist.

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Family Fun Features

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

Meet the family behind Morgan's Magical Ears, which delivers buckets of goodies to kids undergoing surgery at CHOP

The Score: Sports Camps

The Score: Sports Camps

Sports camps for young athletes of all skill levels

How Camps Build Leadership

How Camps Build Leadership

How summer camps build leadership skills through games and activities they can't get at home or school

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Classes

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Education Features

School Trends

School Trends

The latest on school trends, including using technology in the classroom, the flipped classroom, outdoor learning and TWI dual language immersion

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Mom Matters

Sandwich Generation Moms

Sandwich Generation Moms

7 stress busters for moms caring for elderly parents and kids

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Solutions

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Parties

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

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Party Features

Prom Savings

Prom Savings

How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

The charitable birthday bash is a party theme that gives back.

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

The half birthday party is a party idea whose time has come

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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Special Needs Parenting

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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