Tag Archives: education

How to Take a Family Vacation During the School Year (and why you should)

Children having a fun beach day.

More and more families are traveling during the school year. Here’s how to minimize the impact—and maximize the benefits—of school-year vacations. Last January, my family took an epic 11-day vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. We swam, snorkeled, hiked and—most importantly—bonded. The best part? Our kids, twin boys in fifth grade and …

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

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

  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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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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