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10 Things Teachers Want To Know About Your Kids

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…

Mexican Segregation in the U.S. Still a Struggle: A Photo Essay

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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How To Help your Children Succeed in School

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.…

10 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Thanksgiving

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…

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…

Words Can and Do Hurt: Tips to Handle Name-Calling

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…

The Irish Influence in Latin America: A Brief History

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Next week many of us in the United States will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. In school this week, our children will wear green, see shamrocks everywhere, and may even learn the history of St. Patrick, the patron…

Get Your Kids Excited About School After Spring Break

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Ah, spring break. Kids look forward to this week-long vacation almost as much as they do their winter or summer vacation. Parents may look forward to the end of spring break, so that everyone can go back to their…

Sorting it Out: 14 Ways to Help Your Kid Get Organized at School

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Raise your hand if your kids need classroom organization tips to get squared away for school. As the academic year progresses, you’ve probably attended a parent/teacher conference and heard both the good and not so good about your kid. If…