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Articles in Education and Summer Camp

Educators Discourage Family Vacations on School Time

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You might want to think twice about pulling your kids out of school for a family vacation. Educators are strongly discouraging it, citing class time that's hard to make up and the burden placed on teachers asked for makeup work.... Read full article

Turning Kids On to Classical Music

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Even if you have no background in classical music, it's easy to expose your kids and your family to the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. Follow these five tips from conductors and music educators.... Read full article

Boy Brain – Girl Brain: Is There a Difference?

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Two Boston gender experts are challenging beliefs that boys and girls learn and behave differently because of brain structure, and must therefore be taught differently. They argue that our culture creates stereotypes that lead to these differences.... Read full article

Add Some Homeschooling to Your Child’s Day

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These homeschooling strategies boost children’s learning – and you don’t have to be a homeschooler to try them.... Read full article

Two Programs Fuel College Dreams for Immigrant or Low-Income Students

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Two Boston-area programs are helping kids from immigrant families or low-income families prepare for college.... Read full article

Homework: Does it Help or Hurt?

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The debate over homework continues nationwide. Here are guidelines for parents concerned about their child’s homework load.... Read full article

Kids, Asthma and School: Tips for Helping Them Breathe a Little Easier

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If your child has asthma, the school environment can often exacerbate his or her condition. Here, from the Boston Public Health Commission, are some great tips to help your child breathe a little easier this school year.... Read full article

Keep Them Reading With a Summer Book Club

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Start a summer reading book club so your kids can hang out with their friends and great authors at the same time. ... Read full article

Win a Free Football Clinic with the Patriots' Wes Welker!

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We're offering the chance to win a free football clinic with New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker for your child in May. Two different winners will be selected, so enter today!... Read full article

From Phonics to Physics – Get School Help Online From Phonics to Physics – Get School Help Online

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A growing number of free tutoring services are popping up online for kids, making the process of getting help with tough subjects like math or science more convenient. Here's a look at some of the sites and some local in-person tutoring services.... Read full article

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