Education

 

Summer can be a time for fun, but it also means kids often forget a lot of what they've learned in school. We've got 15 tips from teachers to head off summer brain drain.

Middle School Madness

Middle school can be tough on both parents and kids. Here are some tips to help.  Read more...

Hip kids fashion

If you've been dreading the back-to-school clothes-shopping spree, don't fret.  Read more...

Best back-to-school products

Check out our favorite items that will help your child make the grade.  Read more...
 

Back to school prep classes made easy for Chicago kids

Writer and mom Sara Fisher has some fun ideas on how to get kids back in the learning mode. Read...

 

Let's do science: A game for Chicago families to practice their observation skills

Put your family's observation skills to the test with a fun memory game–Quick Change–that teaches an important science skill: paying close attention to detail. Read...

 
 
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Best educational apps for Chicago kids

Need help finding the right educational app for your preschooler? We've got some tips to get you started. Read...

 

15 practical tips from Chicago teachers to avoid summer learning loss

Summer can be a time for fun, but it also means kids often forget a lot of what they've learned in school. We've got 15 tips from teachers to head off summer brain drain. Read...

 

Put technology to work to help Chicago kids discover the world around them

Technology can be used to help kids do everything from map the skies to creating their own digital scrapbook. Here are 5 ideas to bring out the natural curiosity in your child. Read...

 

Creative ideas for fundraisers at your kid's school

Chicago area schools share some of their fundraising success stories. Read...

 

Tips for parents of college-bound students

If you are a parent of a child headed to high school or college, you probably have a list of questions already formulating in your head: Which school is right for us? How do I make sure my child is academically and socially prepared? Are all these honor classes really worth it? Read...

 

Focus on nutrition boosts grades, students’ health in Chicago and suburbs

More and more schools are realizing the importance of school meal programs and are changing to meet kids' needs. Read...

 

Schools teaching tech-savvy kids digital literacy

The Common Core Curriculum Standards identify digital literacy and research as important components of a strong curriculum so Chicago area schools are exploring a variety of approaches when it comes to teaching digital literacy. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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