Map: How Per-Pupil Spending Compares Across U.S. School Districts
Use this interactive map to see how much your district spends on students and how per-pupil spending compares across the nation.
Jamming with your toddler: how music trumps reading for childhood development
New research shows shared music-making with toddlers may have benefits above and beyond those of reading.
Top 10 Scientific Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy
So the kids fell asleep late last night after finally crashing from their Halloween sugar high. There are smashed pumpkins out on the street, toilet paper in the trees, and still 3 to 5 pounds of candy remaining per child. The pumpkins and toilet paper can be cleaned up… but what do you do with all that candy? You can’t possibly eat it all, right?
Why Childcare Workers Are So Poor, Even Though Childcare Costs So Much
They can't even afford daycare for their own kids.
Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food
Strategists are following the money to schools, corporate cafeterias, and hospitals in hopes of rebuilding local economies and bringing healthy food access—literally in through the back door.
How Much Women Spend On Nails
The nail art and nail polish industry is expanding thanks for a high grossing market in 2012.
How to Choose a Child Care Center
The task of choosing a child care center for the first time can be daunting - let Primary Beginnings make it easy for you with these simple instructions.
High School Roundup: GNB Voc-Tech senior James Estrella honors AJ DaSilva before walk-off win
Andrew Mattos saw the two hitters in front of him intentionally walked to load the bases in the bottom of the eight inning and he delivered a walk-off
Tips for Montessori School, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School
The Montessori philosophy is that the child goes through learning cycles where he/she is irresistibly drawn to a learning activity. This is termed a “sensitive period” for an activity. From birth to age six, the child is going through the sensitive period for language and is able to absorb any language presented with the greatest of ease. This is the reason why children have a much easier time picking up the languages they are exposed to, while adults find it difficult By: Ms. Ashley Simms You’ve all seen the saying: “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” Well, that technically is probably true, but as many of us now know, developing a love of reading doesn’t happen exclusively in the classroom or school environment. As educators and creators of educational spaces, we…
How Ballet Academy East's Darla Hoover Can Spot a Future Ballerina
You can take the dancer out of Balanchine, but you can't take the Balanchine out of the dancer—or at least, that's Darla Hoover's experience. As artistic director of Ballet Academy East's pre-professional division, following an 11-year career with New York City Ballet, she readily recognizes that as...