Carrie Rodovich

How to pick the perfect school for your family

In choosing the right school for your family, it is sometimes difficult to know what questions to ask.

The ways local schools are innovators in education

Whether they are using innovative smartphone apps or teaching kids face-to-face mediation techniques, schools around the Chicagoland area are finding innovative ways to help students.

8 easy things parents can do to help their kids succeed at school

From talking about your day to taking a walk together, parents can help kids beyond getting them tutors.

Fun birthday party ideas with a splash of learning

Party ideas that bust out of the typical birthday-party box for all girls and boys

New CPS high school application streamlines process of choosing schools

Parents have shorter application window this year

7 things you need to know to keep kids safe this summer

Summer is quickly approaching, which means water fun is right around the corner. And while splashing on the beach or swimming laps in the...

The Playground Games mixes old-school fun with modern favorites

The Playground Games is bringing the fun April 30 at our huge Chicago Parent Playdate.

Private or public: How to pick the school for your kids

Deciding on where to send your child to school can be really tough.

Music matters for today’s students

Music gives children overall confidence and research has been shown it helps improve math, reading and other subject areas
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