Put technology to work to help Chicago kids discover the world around them
11:54 AM - March 4
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.
Creative ideas for fundraisers at your kid's school
2:45 PM - February 18
Chicago area schools share some of their fundraising success stories.
Tips for parents of college-bound students
2:42 PM - February 18
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?
Focus on nutrition boosts grades, students’ health in Chicago and suburbs
2:37 PM - February 18
More and more schools are realizing the importance of school meal programs and are changing to meet kids' needs.
Schools teaching tech-savvy kids digital literacy
12:57 PM - February 18
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.
Chicago area faith-based schools teach beyond the books
12:52 PM - February 18
As teachers at many public schools frantically teach through the fast-paced curriculums of subjects such as math and science, the staff at faith-based schools throughout the area are realizing the need to teach their students more.
Schools teach to a wide range of learning styles
12:44 PM - February 18
Chicago area schools know that approaching a student as an individual is key to accommodating various learning styles.
Chicago area students find benefits are many at non-traditional schools
12:38 PM - February 18
Nontraditional schools offer different approaches to learning for a new generation of students.
Chicago schools using dynamic approaches to learning
12:26 PM - February 18
Educators are rising to the challenge and keeping kids engaged through innovation and creativity
Raising tech crazy tots in Chicago
11:26 AM - February 18
This month, Plugged-in Parent features an issuing facing more and more parents: Use of computers in day care and preschool.