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  • Student Portrait
    Art Show March 26 Rose Park Elementary School
    Tonight is Art Night at Rose Park Elementary in Rose Park, Salt Lake City. Rose Park Elementary School is part of the Salt Lake School District. Principal Nicole Warren invites parents, friends and the general community.There is a special exhibit...
  • Teacher filmed kindergarten fights
    Teacher filmed kindergarten fights? Fla. teacher filmed kids beating each other
    A kindergarten teacher from Florida has been handed a 15-day suspension after she filmed multiple fights among the students in her class. The John E. Ford Montessori teacher was placed in unpaid suspension after school officials found her in...
  • Preschoolers
    Socioeconomic factors tied to kindergartners’ success
    A new study suggests that factors related to family income and expectations have an impact on how children perform in kindergarten. Study findings, published in the Jan. 19 online edition of Pediatrics, showed a link between levels of family...
  • All I Learned In Kindergarten Was To Take Tests”, and how is that going to help me in life?
    Do you fondly remember Kindergarten? It no longer exists as we knew it!
    “Draw and paint and sing and danceAnd play and work everyday some.”Kindergarten was for half a school day either morning or afternoon.“Be aware of wonder.” They can’t, they are too busy learning for the tests.There is...
  • Testing robs millions from our children.
    Disastrous DIBELS is stealing our tax dollars and our students’ education
    In LAUSD, elementary teachers must give the wasteful DIBELS three times a year. This school year, it has been expanded to include fourth and fifth grade classes.WHAT A WASTE!The teacher must sit in the back or on the side of the classroom with...
  • Color your life
    Luxurious education for the modern day kindergartener
    What is a luxurious education, you ask? And how much is it going to cost you for your toddler or preschooler? Well, let’s just say a lot. And we are not even referring specifically to a kindergarten in the United States, here, we are...
  • 8 glasses of water a day
    Six unusual signs indicating you are dehydrated
    Recently my five-year-old granddaughter announced at dinner that we were supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day or we would become dehydrated. She went on to tell us we could check the color of our “pee” to see if we were...
  • Learn-to-read resources
    Useful resources for teaching your child to read
    Your little one is anxious to become a reader, but teaching her can feel like an overwhelming task. How can you help her understand how to turn those squiggles on the page into sounds, words, stories and books? It will take patience and dedication...
  • Kindergarten loaded gun
    Kindergarten loaded gun: Armed 5-year-old boy walks into class with loaded gun
    Kindergarten: Hardly a time to have to think about gun safety. The preschool education, meant to be a time for playing, singing, drawing and social interaction, was all put on hold at a Pennsylvania elementary school, after a 5-year-old boy came...
  • Reading with a child
    Helping your kindergartener crack the code of reading
    Over the next four weeks, schools - public, private and parochial - will be reopening all over Virginia. Several thousand of those children will be kindergarteners who will be learning many things, but especially how to crack the code of reading....
  • Kindergarten is fun
    Preparing preschoolers for kindergarten
    It is very interesting to note that in Arizona it is not mandatory to attend kindergarten. However, there are state standards that are required to be taught in kindergarten. Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards are very rigorous. There...
  • Children as young as kindergarten begin taking standardized tests.
    STAR testing in kindergarten creates stress for teachers
    Long gone are the days when you begin to take standardized tests once you reach high school. As part of the Common Core, kindergarten students are now being subjected to STAR testing (Standardized Testing and Reporting). Taking place late in the...
  • Kindergartner praying: 5-year-old Kindergartner stopped from saying lunch prayer
    Kindergartner praying: 5-year-old Kindergartner stopped from saying lunch prayer
    A kindergartner praying over her lunchtime meal drew the attention of a school lunch monitor, who allegedly forced the 5-year-old to stop. The kindergartner’s story is now going viral, with one possible caution – it may be simply a...
  • girl told she can't pray
    Video: Five-year-old girl allegedly told she can't pray at kindergarten
    In a video posted Thursday at BizPac Review, a five-year-old girl tells her parents she was forbidden from praying for her food by a staff member of the school she attends.According to the description posted with the video, the faculty member...
  • Kindergarten registration begins today
    Kindergarten registration begins today
    Kindergarten registration begins today for the School District of Lancaster (SDL). If your child will be five years old on or before 1 September, you can register your child with the District. The School District will then place students in...
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