Introducing the California School Dashboard, your new guide to understanding your child's education
Next week, parents will get a look at the California Dashboard, a new school ratings tool that focuses on different factors. But some say it's hard to understand.
How to use the new California School Dashboard to compare school test scores
Once upon a time, evaluating a California public school was as simple as looking at a single number.The Academic Performance Index was a score between 200 and 1,000, with schools aiming to get an 8…
New online California School Dashboard Report shows how schools are performing
The California School Dashboard Report analyzes the performance of schools and district based on various factors.
Newhall district scores in the top tier of the California School Dashboard
Newhall School District leaders have long considered their schools to be among the best in the state, and the newly released California School Dashboard results appear to support that claim. NSD is the only district in
7 Tips for Picking the Right Montessori School
At some point in your child's life, whether they were two or even 11, you knew self-directed, hands-on learning and collaborative play were non-negotiable factors in picking their school. So, you...
St John's Lutheran Church and School, Lombard, Illinois » How to Bless your Kid(s) the First Week...
One size definitely does not fit all. Each child is different. Different ages. Different grades. Different kinds of smart. Some are in public schools. Some are in private schools. But one thing most parents share, we want the best for our kids. We want to do something to make it a good start to the school year. Here are a few humble suggestions 1. Show interest in them NOT by asking ‘How was school today?’ But ‘Tell me something about your day.” Then…
What to Look for in a Montessori School
Montessori classroom, teachers, and students are unique. Find a Montessori school that is right for you.
What to Do the First Day of School (and Why)
Teaching is the profession that makes every other profession possible. It all starts that first day of school, Justin Minkel writes.
San Onofre Elementary honored as a top school
CAMP PENDLETON – San Onofre Elementary school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School representing the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. In addition to being selected by the California Department of Education, Franklin Covey recognized San Onofre School as one of its top performing leadership schools making academic gro...
What It Really Means To Be A Montessori School
Just because they say they're Montessori, doesn't mean that they actually are.
How Montessori Schools Promote Learning
While many parents wait until college to begin looking around for particularly top-notch facilities, others take a more proactive route, and try to find the preschool that will give their children the best advantage in life. For many parents, the best advantage often comes from sending their children to a Montessori school.
Why We Love Alexandria Schools
Watch this promotional video to find out more about what makes Lester D. Wilson Elementary & Alexandria Middle School GREAT!
Ossining Schools to Launch Saturday Explore & Learn Program
One of your neighbors posted in Schools. Click through to read what they have to say. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)
Why We Chose a Jewish Day School Over Public School
I can still remember being 5 years old, sitting in the hallway outside my kindergarten classroom, while my buddy–an eighth grader–taught me the Ma Nishtana, the four questions for the P…
How Business School Training Helps Mature Canadians Launch Secure Careers
If you’re considering taking your first steps down a new career path, business school training might be right for you. …
What ages does Sugar Mill Montessori School teach?
Sugar Mill Montessori in Sugar Land, Texas addresses the critical age groups of the early child: from 3 months to 6 years of age.
Catholic School Matters Top Five
Catholic School Matters Top Five Last week I wrapped up the Turnaround podcast series. I initially recorded 10 episodes but ended up adding three additional schools (All Saints in Omaha, St. Jerome’s in Maryland, and Mt. St. Mary HS in Oklahoma City) who contacted me to share their great stories. This week, I turn my attention to new Catholic schools. The series will serve as a roadmap for any Catholic community desiring a new school and I hope it inspires more great work…
What I have learned through visiting our Catholic schools
One of my goals when I first began my work with the archdiocese was to visit every school. Although I have not yet accomplished that task, I am well on my way! I am so very glad for the opportunity to
Superintendent: What I’ve learned from our schools
In early October, I packed my bags and relocated to the Archdiocese of Chicago to become superintendent. For five years, I served as superintendent in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and previously worked as a Catholic...
Forget what you’ve heard: Catholic schools aren’t dying.
The true story of Catholic schools is their continued success despite difficulties.