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I Feel Sorry for Kids In School. Every. Single. One.

I Feel Sorry for Kids In School. Every. Single. One.

I Feel Sorry for Kids In School. Every. Single. One. By Linda Dobson I check education news every morning. I know good news is rare. I know some days are worse than others. And there are some days when the news breaks my heart. Today was one of those days. I feel sorry for kids in school. Every. Single. One. For so many reasons I've lost [...]

Bridging the Great Schooling Divide

Bridging the Great Schooling Divide

Bridging the Great Schooling Divide By Linda Dobson Maybe it’s because I’m a grandma that the title caught my eye: “Important Lessons We Can Learn from Our Grandparents for Raising Children.” The article appeared in Cleveland County’s The Star (which, interestingly, traces its roots to August 1894 when The Cleveland Star began [...]

Sunrise Appreciation 101: Meet Laura Terifay

Sunrise Appreciation 101: Meet Laura Terifay

Sunrise Appreciation 101: Meet Laura Terifay By Linda Dobson Six-year-old Laura has been sledding with her sisters in the newly fallen snow on the family's rural acreage in Pennsylvania. Earlier she helped bake bread, listened to a phonics tape, and practiced counting to 20. Her day sounds like that of countless other young children who [...]

EducationNation Is Wrong About Early Childhood Learning

EducationNation Is Wrong About Early Childhood Learning

EducationNation Is Wrong About Early Childhood Learning By Linda Dobson Since the public schools are doing such a bang-up job with educating kids in the K-12 arena, they're now focusing their cries for ever more money and attention to the research that shows, not surprisingly, that young brains experience 700 synapses/second before age [...]

How Can I Be Sure My Child Is Growing Socially without Trained School Personnel Assessing Growth?

How Can I Be Sure My Child Is Growing Socially without Trained School Personnel Assessing Growth?

How Can I Be Sure My Child Is Growing Socially without Trained School Personnel Assessing Growth? By John Taylor Gatto As you read yet another wisdom nugget from John Taylor Gatto, send out warm thoughts and prayers for his complete and speedy recovery from a recent stroke. We love you, John! How can you be sure you got a good haircut? [...]

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