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Beat the Summer Slide with Project-Based Learning

To avoid the dreaded "Summer Slide" with students, parents can harness the positive energy we all associate with summer break by helping children find educational projects around their own choices and interests.

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Getting Smart Podcast | Paul Tough on Helping Children Succeed

In this Getting Smart podcast, Tom Vander Ark and author Paul Tough discuss his new book, Helping Children Succeed, which includes combining personalized and project-based learning in next-gen learning models, building relationships and pedagogy.

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You Can Thank Mom for More than the Meal Itself: 15 Tips for Family Dinner

On Mother's Day, let's thank mom not only for the food she prepares with love, but the extra boost to educational success that sitting down to family meals provides to children.

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My Inspiration to Carry on a Legacy

Karla Phillips has spent many years encouraging high expectations for all children. However, as the mom of a special needs daughter, she also realizes the need to see all children with limitless potential as we continue the legacy of advocates helping students with special needs fulfill dreams.

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Who is THE Expert: Parents or Teachers? Both?

By: Arina Bokas. Many educators believe parents should trust them as trained experts who know what's best for their children. Many parents believe educators should trust them as the experts when it comes to their children. So who is the actual expert here?

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Foundation for Excellence in Education

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) is transforming education for the 21st century economy by working with lawmakers, policymakers, educators and parents to advance education reform across America.

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4 Parent Engagement Strategies for English Language Learners

By: Meriwynn Mansori. It takes time and effort to nurture relationships with the families of English language learners. But as parents understand you as an advocate for their child’s success, your investment will pay off.

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Helpers or Co-Creators? Core Dispositions in Family-School Partnerships

What school and district leaders, and consequently, teachers, believe about parents, their aptitudes and roles in learning, will translate into their actions and reactions towards parents. New dispositions have to be nurtured to form a mindset of partnerships.

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