The Future of Education: Mindful Classrooms

The Future of Education: Mindful Classrooms On a cold March afternoon, the hallways were abuzz with chatter and giggles at Chatsworth Elementary School in Larchmont, New York. As the kindergarteners from Liz Slade’s class ambled into their classroom from lunch and...

Mom U

Mom U  Occasional reflections on the admissions process by the mother of a college-bound daughter.  Click the articles to read on NYTimes.com The Stress, the Tears, the Moods: 11th Grade, Through a Parent’s Eyes, October 6, 2009 Confronting an Avalanche of Mail From...

Book Reports: “Acceptance”

Book Report: “Acceptance” by David L. Marcus The college process has officially begun in my house. The other day, my daughter, Nicole, a rising junior at Mamaroneck High School, walked into my office and asked me to buy her a college guide book. I walked...

Detecting Dyslexia

Detecting Dyslexia New studies show that early intervention helps kids overcome dyslexia. Yet many schools are slow to test for this common reading disability. Parents can ensure their children get the help they need by being alert to the warning signs. READ FULL...

Handwriting: A Lost Art

Handwriting: A Lost Art In classrooms across the country, teachers are spending less time teaching proper penmanship. Now recognizing that it’s an essential skill, educators are looking for ways to reverse the trend. READ FULL ARTICLE BELOW Danette Lipten talks...