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Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…
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10 Things Teachers Want To Know About Your Kids

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UPDATED May 17th, 2018 Teachers have hopes and goals for creating good relationships with students and parents. To start off the new school year right, there are some basics that most teachers want to know about their students—their…
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Mexican Segregation in the U.S. Still a Struggle: A Photo Essay

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UPDATED February 27th, 2018 In the early part of the 20th century, Mexican-American children were often segregated into “Mexican” schools. Usually in ramshackle rooms or barns, these kids were not allowed to be educated in the same…
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5 Ways to Bring the Classroom Home

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UPDATED January 12th, 2018 A mother's heart is the child's classroom. —Henry Ward Beecher As the school year begins and you watch your child walk off into a new frontier—a new school, a new classroom, with a new teacher—remember…
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How To Help your Children Succeed in School

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UPDATED November 15th, 2017 Mariela Dabbah has authored several books on helping Latinos navigate the American education system, including: Help your Children Succeed in School and Help your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College.…
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10 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Thanksgiving

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UPDATED November 7th, 2017 Thanksgiving has, and probably always will be, my favorite day of the year. It is a time for gathering together with family and friends—those whom we hold closest to our hearts. Although I try to teach my…
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Presenting at School: 10 Techniques to Help Your Kid Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Like many adults out there—maybe even you—lots of kids have a fear of public speaking. Jerry Seinfeld said, “According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death…
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7 Easy Tips for Teaching Your Child Spanish

UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Perhaps you’re fluent in Spanish or know the basics, but your kids are not picking up the language as quickly as you’d hoped. You may think it’s because you live in the United States or that you don’t have…
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Words Can and Do Hurt: Tips to Handle Name-Calling

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 By now, many of us are aware of the school bus monitor who was teased to tears by boys who posted the video on YouTube. Karen Klein, 68, has received support worldwide, and more than $650,000 has been donated to a…
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10 Ways to Educate Kids About Hispanic Heritage Month

[Mamiverse's Bilingual Plus is an online channel devoted to bringing parents and educators the bilingual learning tools they need in the form of digital picture books, sing-alongs, and free curriculum-based family activities.] Hispanic…