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Kindergarten Programs
Kindergarten Programs: Full Versus Half-Day Information for Parents A Brief History Over three million students are enrolled in kindergarten programs in the United States. Slightly more than half of these are enrolled in full-day programs; the remainder attend more traditional half-day Kindergarten.  However, there is no consistency across states regarding requirements for kindergarten. In some states, public…
The Center: Failure in School
From brochure prepared by the Educational Resources Information Center, Office of Education Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education  What Can Parents and Teachers Do If an Adolescent Begins to Fail in School? Many teenagers experience times when keeping up with schoolwork is difficult. These periods may last for several weeks and may result in social…
No Child Left Behind: Questions and Answers
No Child Left Behind: Questions and Answers The phrase, �No Child Left Behind� (NCLB) has become a catch-phrase for the federal initiative to increase �accountability� in American education. But while NCLB is a federal program, it will be up to the individual states to create the programs and procedures that fulfill NCLB requirements. (NCLB does…
Surviving Parent/Teacher Conferences
Home-School Conferences - A Guide for Parents By Andrea Canter, PhD, NCSP Minneapolis Public Schools Home and school—everyone shares the goal of helping children learn and feel successful. Research has proven that when parents and teachers work together, everyone benefits: Students tend to earn higher grades, perform better on tests, attend school more regularly, have…
The Center: Parents and Families
Resources for Families NEW - Read about the upcoming NASP Center online event on learning disabilities. For the NASP statement regarding recent media stories on home schooling, click here . Recent inserts from the NASP Communiqué : Expanding Practice: Helping Families Develop a Family Internet…
Temper Tantrums: Guidelines for Parents
By Robert G. Harrington, PhD University of Kansas Every teacher of young children and every new parent can expect to witness some temper tantrums in children from age 1–4 years. On average, temper tantrums are equally common in boys and girls, and more than half of young children will have one or more per week.…
Motivating Learning in Young Children
Young children learn from everything they do. They are naturally curious; they want to explore and discover. If their explorations bring pleasure or success, they will want to learn more. During these early years, children form attitudes about learning that will last a lifetime. Children who receive the right sort of support and encouragement during…
Teenagers and Chores: Guidelines for Parents
by Fred Provenzano, Ph.D., NCSP For a printer-friendly version, click here . Background Teenagers are at a developmental stage in life where they are spreading their wings, stretching themselves and the limits of their experience.� They have also reached a period in cognitive development where they are able to more fully consider consequences of…

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