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Understanding ESSA Title IV-A: The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants program

Last updated: 06/17/2018

In March 2018 a budget deal was signed into law that included a significant increase to the flexible block grant program under Title IVA of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),

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Jill Haley: Let’s talk about junior year

Last updated: 06/17/2018

The junior year of high school is considered the most important year of high school when it comes to college admissions. For many colleges, it is the last full year of courses and

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Many teachers favor a more integrated early education system, national survey finds

Last updated: 06/17/2018

Teachers of children in preschool through 3rd grade said a more unified education system, for children younger than 8 years old, would help to establish a common foundation in earl

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What's next for Serena Williams after three encouraging wins on clay?

Last updated: 06/17/2018

Having just returned home from Roland Garros, I find myself marveling once more about the clay-court mastery of Rafael Nadal, and how admirably he conducted himself over the course

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Important Social Media Tips Every Parent Should Know – Surf and Sunshine

Last updated: 06/17/2018

When it’s finally time for your child to ask if they can join their friends on Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat, you may not feel ready. Though you may have sent your child off to

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Mindful Parenting with Headspace - Trendy Chaos

Last updated: 06/17/2018

From the moment my brain turns on in the morning it is running.  Before movement happens, before my eyes open I have already clocked a mile in brain movement. A to do list that co

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Simple Ways To Foster Children’s Creativity

Last updated: 06/17/2018

Creativity is a natural and necessary part of childhood. As children engage in creative activities, they are simultaneously developing social and cognitive skills that are vital to

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June Book Releases: Young Adult | The Nerd Daily

Last updated: 06/16/2018

Need to make your TBR a little longer? Well this list of young adult books that are being released this month will be sure to adding to that growing pile or shelf! Renée Ahdieh an

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Reading Aloud — The Greatest Gift Your Kids Will Give You | Brightly

Last updated: 06/16/2018

The pleading started when my children were about eleven. “Can we have a story tonight? Just one chapter? Oh, go on, pleeease?” However much I begged, it was pretty clear that

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Last updated: 06/16/2018

As we head into summer, we wanted to take the time to look back and look ahead to share trends we’ve noticed in our writing about children’s and young adult literature this yea

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