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Archive for November, 2008

Special Edition: Bullying at School and Online

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Many adults still remember the taunts and pranks of school bullies from their childhood, and most have relegated those memories to the past. But school bullying, as well as the increasingly pervasive online variety, is still a destructive and far-reaching problem for children, affecting kids from all racial, socio-economic, and age groups. Parents and school administrators continue to struggle to address the phenomenon, and Education.com’s new Special Edition on Bullying at School and Online is the powerful resource that they have been looking for.

Created in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and guest editors Dr. Shelley Hymel and Dr. Susan Swearer, Co-Directors of the Bullying Research Network, and sponsored by Symantec, makers of Norton security software, Education.com’s Special Edition on Bullying is a premier web destination on bullying information and prevention based on research, not myth or outdated preconceptions. Containing over 30 original and cutting-edge reference articles, plus video clips, quizzes, community forums and parent checklists to prevent bullying, parents no longer need to search for information in the far corners of the web. From 10 Actions Parents Can Take to Help Reduce Bullying to a spotlight on the dangerous new phenomenon of cyberbullying, these new tools and resources are designed to help parents understand why bullying happens, and what they can do to prevent it.

As research into bullying uncovers more information about its causes and long-term effects, bullying is emerging as a top indicator of academic and emotional problems that can follow many children into adulthood. That’s why it’s important to stop bullying in its early stages, and why Education.com has created this authoritative new online resource. Physical and psychological bullying are not “just kids being kids,” and need not be the norm in our schools and online environments. By giving parents the tools they need to help end bullying, we hope to build stronger and more informed children and families.

Announcing our New Worksheets and Printables

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Here at Education.com, we’re always looking for ways to give parents what they are searching for to help their children succeed in school. That’s why we’ve designed our new worksheets and printables portal. With this free new tool, parents can browse by grade and the subject area to find the perfect printable to support their child’s learning at home. Find worksheets from preschool through fifth grade, in subjects as diverse as math, reading, science, social studies, and games and coloring.

We’ve paired up with workbook publishers to share hundreds of pages on Education.com at no cost to our users, and we’ll be publishing hundreds more Education.com original worksheets in the weeks ahead. So stay posted, and get printing! Choose from hundreds of worksheets to keep learning going!

PTA Parent newsletter announces School Review Contest!

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Today, the PTA Parent newsletter announced our School Reviews Contest and shared details on how local school PTAs can win $1000 by submitting reviews on their schools. 

Education.com is thrilled to have the PTA’s cooperation in promoting the School Reviews Contest!  The National PTA‘s mission is to be a powerful voice for all children,  a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.  Find your local PTA today and join the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation. Education.com attending the National PTA Conference in San Diego, CA last June where we had the opportunity to meet PTA members from across the nation and learn more about the organization’s needs and goals.  We hope to continue to work with the PTA in the future!

Parents are excited to share reviews on their schools!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

We are just one week into our School Reviews Contest and parents are already very motivated to share reviews on their children’s schools.  We have two fantastic examples of school communities working together to provide ample reviews on their schools, they must really want to win that $1000 prize for their school’s parent organization!

Parents from Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School in Fraser, MI have already submitted twenty informative reviews and counting!  Also, check out Fayette Co-Op Nursery School in Lexington, KY.  Their school community has provided eleven fabulous reviews so far!

Parents, let’s keep those reviews coming!  To learn more about the contest and review your child’s school, visit the SchoolFinder Review Contest today!