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Schwan’s Cares Continues Commitment to Help PTAs Raise Funds

(Sponsored Post) As a PTA local leader, you volunteer so many hours and do so many great things—because you are committed to helping not just your own kids, but all kids. We at Schwan’s Home Service also support kids in all the communities where we do business across the United States. We are thrilled that Schwan’s continues to be a National PTA Member … [Read More...]

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National PTA Supports Passage of Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives

As parents, we know sometimes our children may not make the best decisions, which is why second chances are important to give to children as they learn and grow into adulthood. However, for far too many youth, one mistake may drastically change their futures. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that police make over 600,000 juvenile arrests each year and … [Read More...]

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The Transformative Power of Math Success: One Family’s Story

Parents, we know you’ll appreciate a real-life tale of math success—one of the many student victories that happen at Mathnasium every day! When Iris Kaganovich brought her fourth grade daughter Edden to Mathnasium of El Segundo, Calif. in September 2015, she was in panic mode. “Edden had never struggled in math before,” Iris recalled when Edden ended up … [Read More...]

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Packed Lunch or School Lunch?

It is that time of the year again—back-to-school season. As you prepare your child to head back to school you may be asking yourself “did we purchase everything on the school supply list?” and “will they like their teacher?” or maybe “should we sign them up for football or soccer?” While you ponder those questions, another important one to ask yourself … [Read More...]

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Family Engagement is Critical to Education

This blog post was originally published on Medium. As an educator and parent, I’m always excited by the back-to-school season. I love meeting new families and helping students grow and develop as they learn new skills. The start of this school year is even more exciting than usual because it’s the beginning of a new era for our nation’s classrooms. The Every … [Read More...]

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Polling the Public on Education Shows the Importance of Family Engagement

Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) annual poll on the public’s attitude towards education was recently released. The poll revealed mixed views on education, but showed a strong relationship between school satisfaction and how engaged parents feel about their child’s school. Less than half of the survey respondents (45%) believe that the role of public … [Read More...]