Education

Kinderkool

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“Ms. Cohen said we have to have 24 red pens,” says a pouting second-grader. “That’s ridiculous, Jacob. You must have written it down wrong,” says...

Physical Challenge

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Tamar Kiewe, 14, enjoys being active and loves playing sports. And, for the most part, she says, she was one of the few girls...

Sticks & Stones

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Can a 4-year-old be a bully? Donna Kane, Jewish Community Services school and camp consultant, says bullying behavior can happen in preschool, but she stresses...

Clowning Around

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There’s a certain level of satisfaction in making a roomful of people crack up. And, as a career class clown, it’s one I’ve experienced...

In Any Language …

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After a month in Israel this summer, David Gevarter arrived home with a suitcase full of laundry and a much better grasp of Hebrew. “I...

The Great Sleep Debate

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There have been times that teacher Joel Monroe has resorted to dropping a stack of books next to the desk of a sleeping student. Monroe,...

School Choice

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“My son is happy for the first time in years — and engaged and intellectually stimulated.” That is a message that Aleeza Oshry wants parents...

Out Of Bounds

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It could start with a pat on the back, a hug, even a high-five. These seemingly innocent gestures, under appropriate circumstances, can serve as...

Waving Goodbye To The ‘Summer Of Yes’

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Each Year, as summer draws to a close and the school year is upon us, I find myself with bittersweet emotions. I love the...

Preschool Prep

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Even Before my son could take his first steps, I tortured myself about when to begin his scholastic journey. Initially, I was convinced that...