The case of Brad Badiuk, the Winnipeg teacher who is on leave after making controversial Facebook posts about aboriginals, has yet again highlighted the issue of racist teachers. Luckily racist teachers are rare. How should you tackle the issue if it arises in your child's school?Read Full Story
Does this sound familiar? You have to nag, yell and plead to get your child to do his homework and, when he finally does, it results in a meltdown. His grades are slipping and he is frustrated and you are at your breaking point. If so, it might be time to call in a tutor. We chatted with experts who shared the top signs that your child would benefit from a tutor.Read Full Story
Quality school lunches are extremely important for the health and functioning of our youngest family members. What would you think if your child's school sent home a note that said they would be allowed to buy ice cream on Fridays only if he buys a school lunch?Read Full Story
I agree that attendance at school is vital to a child's education, and if many, many days are missed, then kids won't be getting the learning experience they need. But rewards for perfect attendance are so screwed up I cannot even wrap my head around them.Read Full Story
A school district in Nebraska is trying a new tactic when it comes to talking to their students. Lincoln public schools have offered training and guidelines for teachers in how to make their classroom spaces more gender inclusive. Instead of saying "boys and girls," or "ladies and gentleman," they suggest going with a classroom name, perhaps something like "purple penguins."Read Full Story
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