The Standardized Testing Opt-Out Movement: Right – Or Wrong-Minded?
The Council of Great City Schools reports that our kids take about 112 standardized tests between kindergarten and high school graduation, equating to about eight annually. That, in turn, translates to between 20 and 25 hours of class time every year. The result: a collective parent and teacher uproar and the strengthening of what has become known as the Opt-Out Movement.Info 101: The Every Student Succeeds Act Replaces No Child Left Behind
It’s said that, as much as things change, they stay the same, but that’s not entirely true of the Every Student Succeed Act, No Child Left Behind’s replacement, and the latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). That law, enacted back in 1964 as part of President Johnson’s Great Society Program, gave the federal government a say in our public K-12 schools that has grown ever since.The Future of the Traditional Classroom in the Wake of eLearning Platforms
The future of the traditional classroom in the wake of eLearning platforms. This article addresses how the digital classroom is gradually taking over the traditional classroom and the future this holds. It however opines that digital learning will not completely replace the traditional classroom in the short run.10 Indoor Fun Activities for Kids in Winter
It’s obvious that kids have no dearth of indoor games for winter and all they need to do is to select the best ones from the lot. If they pick the right games, they won’t ever feel like venturing out, ever, for sure!Driving Test Instant Fails: Improve on These Mistakes
What should you do if you fail your first driving test? Read our comprehensive action plan to enable you best success when it comes to doing your driving test!Give Your Kids the Amusing Way to Love Jumping
When your kids’ exams are over, they will definitely like to relax and have some great time. Why not arrange a party for them? They definitely deserve a break after the long tiring months of studying.Recommended Sleeping Arrangements for Summer Camps
Though sleeping bags and mats are used, cots are a better option for several reasons. They can be more reassuring for first-time campers as they have more of a bed-like feel and tend to be more comfortable than sleeping on the ground.5 Reasons You Should Get Your Child Some Personalized Books
Story time is a very important time in the intellectual development of a child. Personalized books can enhance the experiment. Here are just a few of the reasons why.Despite the Hype, There Are Still Only Three Approaches to Scoliosis Treatment
The American Chiropractic Association’s website lists three approaches to scoliosis treatment. Missing from the list is “chiropractic.” However, many Chiropractors are offering promising alternatives to scoliosis surgery. When pursuing scoliosis treatment, it is important for parents to understand that the type of specialist they see is likely to determine which types of treatment will be recommended.Riding the Bus to Summer Camp
The bus ride to summer camp is a unique experience for kids that sets the tone for a fun-filled day. As a parent, you can enjoy the benefit of knowing that your child has a safe way to get to and from camp and your kids will look forward to the extra time with their friends. However, you should know that the bus ride will never be an ordinary trip. Instead, camp bus drivers and monitors will enhance the experience by planning exciting activities that build a sense of camaraderie and promotes camp spirit.