The Problem with “Great Schools”

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by Ali McKay If you have young kids or use Redfin, you’ve probably seen the school ratings from GreatSchools. Our school is rated a “4”. That’s out of 10. When I was in school, forty percent is not a grade that I or my parents would have been happy with.…

Vacations for Special Needs Families

A wonderful resource when planning a vacation with a child or family member who has sensory or other concerns.  Be sure to look at the other articles on vacation under the Special Needs page via The Best Vacations for Special Needs Families – Condé Nast Traveler Another  great resource via Vacation Grants – Autism On…

Testing and classroom resources for ESL teachers and administrators

These instructional materials are to help teachers who are working with ELLs. Bilingual glossaries are an essential and expected test accommodation for English Language Learners. This website presents glossaries for at least the top 10  languages at the state level, but it is updated with new languages based on requests from schools. Glossaries are for…

A Cinderella Story

In honor of the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan,here is a list of various versions of Cinderella from cultures around the world.  

The Importance of Diversified Reading Lists

Marley Dias is a role model.  Let us encourage her on her journey to bring awareness to the importance of how multicultural children need to read about characters who look like them.  The article contains a reading list. .via 10 Children’s Books With Black Girl Protagonists