Taking the Anxiety Out of School Testing

When our youngest was just five years old, we moved from Washington to the suburbs. A husband, three children, a dog, and a full-time job. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Well, it was the school search that nearly did

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When It Comes to Picking a School, Parents Need to do the Homework

Homework in the summer? When it comes to finding a school for your child, that’s the best time to start. Getting started on your school search means parents sitting down with pencil and paper to come up with a thoughtful

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Three Predictors of Kindergarten Readiness

After a particularly difficult phone call, where I had to explain to lovely parents that their bright son is not ready for kindergarten, I need a little therapy, so I spend an hour in kindergarten. I am reminded that typical

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Ten Steps to Choosing a Kindergarten

What I love about Baltimore is that your high school is more important than your college. The question, “Where did you go to school?” is not about ivy league universities, but names equally powerful – the cadre of independent Baltimore

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