9-year-old girl with Down Syndrome with her elementary school teacher

Finding the Perfect Fit for Education How to pick the right school for your child with special needs

  Parents want the best education possible for their children. But when you parent a child with special needs, deciding which school will best support your son or daughter’s needs is not easy. We spoke with educational planning experts who specialize in understanding the academic and social-emotional needs of neurodiverse …

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Spotlight: The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts Perspectives on arts education from CETA

  “Numerous studies point to the value of arts education in improving student outcomes, yet teachers may not have the resources, access or experience to implement arts integration across the curriculum. “Partnering with educators is fundamental to arts-based learning. The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program empowers …

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Promoting Student Success: Meet Academic Coach and Counselor Rachael Wilks-McCann

Rachael Wilks-McCann is a guidance counselor for Stride K12 Private Academy, which accommodates nontraditional students through remote learning. In the Washington area, the academy serves Friendship Public Charter School Online and Virginia Virtual Academy. Stride was able to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic without a drop in student performance because …

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Here’s What We’re Loving for Your Family This Month Editor's Picks for March 2022

By: Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards; for more product reviews, visit   PJ Library Presents Podcasts: “Afternoons with Mimi” and “Beyond the Bookcase” Discover two new podcasts from the beloved organization that has shared free children’s books with Jewish values throughout the world. Well-known tales …

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Arts and Education: Impact on Learning What integrating arts into academic disciplines can do for your child

  Your friend puts you in charge of party decorations because she claims she’s “not artistic.” When we categorize ourselves as creative or not creative—left-brained or right-brained—we simplify the processes in the brain that are really quite complex and often not isolated to one area of the brain. Despite what …

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