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Standardized testing has been used for decades now. First instituted in 1993, the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) is the statewide standards-based assessment that tests students’ knowledge of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Back then it really didn’t mean anything, to students and parents anyway. Today our statewide-standardized test has a whole different feel.Read More
We all know March madness as the basketball world of college tournaments and playoff games. But for parents, educators and most of all students, March madness takes on a meaning of its own. Unlike NCAA basketball, for those of us involved with children, March madness ends when summer begins and not a moment before. The world of children ramps up considerably in March and stays heightened until the end of the year so brace yourselves, parents!Read More
Parents today struggle with the ongoing challenge of managing their technology use while setting a strong example for their children. It’s a juggling act for parents to role model tech moderation while remaining accountable to work and other commitments through technology.Read More
Students have missed anywhere from five to 10 days of school in the past three weeks and now they are have a planned February vacation with another five days off. For parents the biggest challenge is helping kids to remain busy and stimulated while preventing them from getting totally hooked on technology.Read More
“My 11-year-old daughter often complains about physical pain. Her pain is often in her joints after sports or in her stomach before sports and school. We’ve had her checked by the doctor and there is nothing medically wrong with her. These complaints increase in the winter. Do you have any ideas what’s causing them and why they are worse at this time of the year?”Read More