Posts in category "Education"

The tiger formerly known as Mr. Rogers, Care Bears and more blasts from the past

The tiger formerly known as Mr. Rogers, Care Bears and more blasts from the past
As a child, I remember sitting in front of the television each day to tune in to an episode of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. The ever-so-friendly guy with the monotone voice and closet full of sweaters captivated my attention with his daily routine. He started each show with the “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” song while... Read more »

Are public school systems setting minority students up for failure?

Are public school systems setting minority students up for failure?
The media is buzzing about the recently released findings from the U.S. Department of Educations’ 2011-2012 Civil Rights Data Collection survey. Based on the results, it appears that not only are minority students more likely to be expelled/suspended than their general market counterparts, but are also more prone to receive inexperienced and less dedicated teachers.... Read more »

Science is more fun when you grow up...

Science is more fun when  you grow up...
When I was a kid, I can recall science being one of my least favorite subjects, well besides being in the science fair–mainly to get out of class for a day– making homemade ice cream and melting styrofoam cups, science wasn’t on the top of my list of favorites. In high school, I was so... Read more »
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Mommy what's that? Helping your toddler understand the human body

Mommy what's that? Helping your toddler understand the human body
Like many first time parents, I signed up for a million and one parenting websites and newsletterS when I found out I was expecting. Baby Center happens to be one of the resources I utilize more than any of the others both during my pregnancy and even now as they provide many resources on the... Read more »

Be The KEY: American Cleaning Institute launches laundry safety campaign & sweepstakes for parents, caregivers

Be The KEY: American Cleaning Institute launches laundry safety campaign & sweepstakes for parents, caregivers
As a mother to a young child, I’m all about safety measures for keeping my little one safe. So when I received an email regarding the American Cleaning Institutes new Be The Key Campaign, designed to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of laundry safety, I knew I had to help spread the word.... Read more »

1,036 reasons my child probably won't be a CPS student

1,036 reasons my child probably won't be a CPS student
I’d be untruthful if I said  that the Chicago Public School system failed me. I’m not allowed to say that because I’ve grown up to be somewhat successful. Of course that’s after 2 degrees and a whole-Lotta-thousands in student loan debt. That’s all beside the point though. CPS has changed quite a bit since I... Read more »
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Is Preschool Necessary?

Is Preschool Necessary?
This question popped in my mind while listening to our President deliver the State of The Union Address. He said that only 3 and 10 preschoolers are receiving a quality education. This statement caught my attention right away because I’m the mother of a toddler who will be of preschool age in a few years.... Read more »
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