On Parenting: Education


Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Learning food’s value beyond nutrition

How schools and parents can help kids enjoy healthy foods by learning the “story” of fruits and vegetables.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

How to handle homework: take two

An educator and author condemns a school culture that is trampling on the true goals of education.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

How to handle homework

An educator sets a parent straight on homework.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 09/26/2012

More time or money? Recession changes the answer

Poll shows parents are worried about supporting their families and feel abandoned by the government.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:44 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Education, Politics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Not all screen time is equal

A new idea is emerging among children’s advocates that we might be better off embracing screen time

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Here’s how to solve the disgraceful Chicago school strike

As the Chicago Schools strike drags into another week, here’s one radical solution.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/10/2012

How to fix the September Shuffle?

Parents offer suggestions on how to untangle the public school enrollment mess in the District

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

‘How Children Succeed’: Character, not IQ

Traits like grit, self-control and curiosity are far more important to a child’s success than strictly defined academic achievement.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Computers in the classroom: Necessary?

How useful are computers in the classroom, especially in the early grades? A expert in the field explains.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Education, Books

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Summer learning: Can parents prevent the slide and the burnout?

Educators are trying to combat the summer slide, the phenomenon that has kids avoiding books and embracing mindless screen time for two months.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Education

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/30/2012

What does testing season truly test?

Momspeak | The pressure put on kids to do well on standardized tests may reflect how different the world is from when we were their age. But that doesn’t mean it’s fair.

By Tracy Grant  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Google doodle kids and other success stories

There are lots of great kids out there, doing amazing things and bringing honor to themselves and their parents. Just ask the KidsPost editor.

By Tracy Grant  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012

Mom Congress convenes in D.C.: What do you call an activist who happens to be a mother?

Parenting Magazine sponsors the event which brings together moms from around the country for a few days of networking and advocacy training.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics, Special Needs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Is full-day school best for all kids?

Peter Orszag, former Office of Management and Budget director for the Obama administration, suggests we extend the school day until 5 or 6 p.m. Would a longer day work for your child?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Salecia Johnson, 6, handcuffed after tantrum: What’s wrong with this picture?

Salecia Johnson had what sounds to be a torrential tantrum at school. She apparently threw books and toys and threw a shelf that hit her principal in the leg, says the Associated Press. A school official called the police. Yes, the police.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Are parents’ donations to schools used fairly?

School-based PTAs are increasingly supplementing school budgets, especially in the District. But when every school has a “need” list, who gets to decide how and when those needs are met?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Should D.C. public schools do away with the lottery?

The decreasing number of seats available at the “best” schools and the increasing number of families who want them has created a welling anger. Does the lottery create an “illusion of choice”?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Pet death a double burden for parents

How can a parent best help a child through the process of grieving?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Education

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/26/2012

D.C. Public Schools lottery reveals more demand than ever

DCPS plans to release the exact numbers later today, but officials have said there were more applications for the Pre-school, Pre-K and Out of Boundary Lottery than last year — a year that was itself record-breaking.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012

The Intel Science Talent Search and unleashing a love of discovery

Wendy Hawkins, director of the Intel Foundation, discusses this year’s finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search and how a parent can encourage a love of math, science or engineering.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012

D.C. public schools: Lottery results reveal a new set of popular kids

A handful of elementary schools that had been traditionally accepting of out-of-boundary applicants for the pre-kindergarten programs are no longer.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012

What parents can learn when a child is rejected from school

In D.C., the public school lottery results have been released, leaving many out-of-boundary and pre-kindergarten parents with dashed hopes. But these rejection letters could be blessings in disguise.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Education

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Gifted and talented programs: Should students be identified at 4 years old?

A proposal by the Maryland State Board of Education for a gifted and talented program suggests that schools consider implementing a curriculum for pre-kindergartners.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  08:51 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Special Education

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Parents late to school: Do we label them moral delinquents or something else?

A time management expert has seven categories for people who are chronically late.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:04 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/13/2012

School suspension for the youngest students

A Post analysis of suspensions in 13 of the region’s school districts highlights the frequency of students as young as age 4 facing the punishment.

By On Parenting  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Photos by Post photographers offer a reality check on the lives of gay parents

Photos taken by Post photographers show that families with gay parents function much like heterosexual households.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:41 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Education

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/07/2012

When a college student isn’t a phone call away: Advice from Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax advises the parent of college students to worry less about their abilities to make smart decisions.

By On Parenting  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Safety Issues

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Late to a Loudoun County school? See you in court.

A Loudoun County parent was arrested for habitually bringing her children to school late. The county’s reaction may have been ludicrous, but what is the best way to handle latecomers at school?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Why college-bound kids shouldn’t worry about being rejected by their dream school

A University of Maryland junior writes about his many rejection letters and why he couldn’t be happier with where he ended up.

By On Parenting  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Choosing a major in college: Do parents get a say?

With the news that architecture and some liberal-arts majors have the highest unemployment rates, parents are wondering if they, the people who pay the college tuitions, should have more influence in their child’s major.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/04/2012

When academics trump playtime

Our definitions of educational success has changed drastically in a short time, says the author of a new study that shows providers of preschool-age care consistently cited parental pressure as a reason that kids don’t get outside and run around.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  early childhood education, play

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 10/04/2011

Jif, National Geographic sponsor contests for kids

Kids can win a $25,000 college fund or other prizes by entering contests happening this month and later on during the school year.

By On Parenting  |  01:14 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, college scholarships

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Obama’s back-to-school address (video)

President Barack Obama delivered a back-to-school speech at D.C.’s Benjamin Banneker Academic High School Sept. 28.

By On Parenting  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education