Viewing: May, 2015

Preparing for the End of the School Year

By on May 30, 2015

The 2015/16 school year is passing into history. Many of us have just a couple of weeks left in the school year, and for some the school year is already over. What is on your list to get done as

Cleaning Up the Infrastructure

By on May 22, 2015

The infrastructure for school is the organizational systems and materials that allow the business of school to move forward effectively. There’s a systems level – buildings, buses, food service, textbooks, computer network, but there’s also a personal level – backpacks,

Academic Challenge in High School

By on May 15, 2015

What are the opportunities for academically challenging, rigorous course work at your local high schools? How can students take advantage of these opportunities? What do parents and students need to know? Most high schools offer a variety of honors and

Grade Retention

By on May 10, 2015

Are any of your children at risk of being retained in grade this year? Students are retained for all sorts of reasons: poor grades, skill deficits, poor attendance, and discipline problems. Parents, teachers, school administrators, legislators, and members of the

Stress at the End of the School Year

By on May 10, 2015

What a stressful time of year for everyone in the family! The weather is changing, our body clocks have struggled with the daylight savings time, we’ve just managed to finish up our tax returns, we’re worried about what we can