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landmark high school students community service project
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2019
By Rev. Bill Ferguson From elementary school through college, community service has become a staple in the academic world. One doesn’t have to think too hard to understand why. Community service connects. To serve means to interact with the...
father and son working on homework
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
By: Regina G. Richards This is the third installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The first post is about establishing good habits creating an optimal learning environment. The second post covers homework...
mother and son working on homework at table
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
By: Regina G. Richards This is the second installment of a multi-part series about helping children manage homework. The first post is about establishing good habits creating an optimal learning environment and the third motivation and tools. This...



girl reading at desk with teacher
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019
By Meghan Sebens Reading is an integral part of our culture and has been for many millennia. While our social and academic lives are constantly infused with reading, this ability does not develop innately. ​The ability to read is shaped by the...
steamworks at landmark high school
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
By Carl Gasowski Walking into the STEAMworks Technology Department in the school where I teach, one might see a student working on a computer-controlled wood carving, or perhaps constructing and programming a drone, or maybe even composing and...
boy reading
Posted by By Joanna A. Christodoulou on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
"Reading must be integrated into summer activities." Reading activities during the summer can play an important role in helping students maintain their reading skills. Summer slump, or the potential for academic skills to regress during school...



women in courtroom
Posted by By Nancy Duggan, MA. S.C. on Monday, March 5, 2018
Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts (DD-MA) began a campaign in 2012 to raise dyslexia awareness across the state through collaboration with parents, educators, and neuroscience researchers. The effort has made steady progress in building dyslexia...
teacher and girl student working at table
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? Five Part Series launched the five-part series What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability? to define and explain Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD), offer tips on...
father and son at table with list
Posted by By Angela Timpone Gowans on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
This is part five of the five-part series, What Is a Language-Based Learning Disability?  After I returned from the grocery store for the third time that day because I forgot another essential ingredient for dinner, Dylan laughed and exclaimed, “...



middle school aged boy showing stress
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018
This is the first post in a five-part series about students, stress, and anxiety. The second article looks at a relaxation program for elementary and middle school students, the third discusses how a student learned to manage her anxiety, the...
Posted by By Kaleigh Mangiarelli on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  Whether diagnosed or not, anxiety is something many people deal with on a daily basis. The word "anxiety" gets tossed around a lot in millennial culture, but those of us who have or feel anxiety know the great weight of the word, of the disorder...
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Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Submitted by Stephanie Johnston All parents worry, but parents of children who learn differently worry a lot more.  From the time our son started school we worried.  There were vague worries: why isn’t he able to learn, respond promptly, organize...



girl and mom working
Posted by By Kerri Coen on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Read more posts about Navigating the College Admissions Process for Students with Learning Disabilities.  Tips for Rising Seniors & Their Parents Rising seniors will be busy this fall exploring many different post-secondary options. Students...
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Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Submitted by Rick Lavoie, Author, Lecturer, Consultant Preparing Your Child (and You) for Transition to College For 30 years, I served as an administrator of residential schools for Special Needs students. One of my responsibilities was designing...



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Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015
By Mark Drago There is an old Staples back to school commercial where the dad skips down the aisle and his kids trudge behind him as the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays in the background. A totally different portrayal of the...
cursive writing on paper
Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Judy Packhem, M. Ed. Cursive writing is an endangered species these days. Left out of the Common Core State Standards, cursive is now seen as inconsequential, and even obsolete, by some in the education community. This is distressing to me,...
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Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Submitted by Vanessa Rodriguez We’ve been hearing long, loud, and numerous complaints about the state of education and the need for radical reform of our educational system. We’ve heard about the limitations of high stakes standardized testing and...


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