Supporting Our Teachers

Looking for  Soldiers by Eileen Eady Recently I got my current issue of "Education Matters" a monthly publication from the Association of American Educators.  I was disappointed to find such a negative publication toward teachers. This is my letter to the managing editor. Teachers all over the country are under attack. We are barraged with parent complaints, threats of test scores being used to determine employment, and pressure to bring students up to grade level who come to us behind....more

Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #1

Follow my blog and this weekly book talk at "Rub Some Dirt On It" Sandbox Book Club Recommendation #1 Bear in Underwear...more

BlogHer Went to the White House

When BlogHer asked if I could attend the Women’s Online Summit at the White House, the answer was hells yeah. So last Monday, I went to the White House with representatives from 25 other online sites to be briefed on a wide-range of issues as well as learn about the informational resources the White house is making available to news services and the American public in general. ...more

This sounds like an amazing experience. President Obama seems to sincerely have an ...more

Women in Control Over Finances and Education

Who says this is a man's world? Women are making strides in key arenas.. academic achievement and their financial future. A quick overview of recently published materials from various sources shows research proving female dominance in these fields. ...more

Motherly Advice {Racing and Waiting: Education Reform Movies}

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MomsLifeMadeEasy is the place where busy moms go to find the best stuff. ...more

Florida State Rep. Stargel's Bill Requires Parents to Make the Grade

“Accountability” has been a hot buzz word in education policy for years now. In several states across the country, teachers have had to contend with legislation that ties their salaries and advancement to student performance. And administrators too have had to answer for student test scores and graduation rates.  Now, in Florida at least, parents may have to face the a-word, too! ...more
I feel that lack of parental involvement constitutes negligence and parents should be jailed. My ...more

Getting to College 101 - Finding the Parental Role

There is no doubt that the transition from high school to college is a journey for both you and your teen. The magnitude of the move from 24/7 parent to empty-nester is not to be taken lightly, but your focus must be on helping your child in their journey. For many parents this requires a step back to allow your teen to explore their own needs and desires and take ownership of the process. But being involved without controlling the process can be a challenge....more

Barbie is Wrong; Math is Cool!

I'm not supposed to like math right? I'm a girl and according to Barbie math class is tough. Do you remember when you learned that two plus two equals four? I do. I also remember the moment I learned to count by twos and fives and tens. I remember learning how to multiply and divide. You know why I remembered doing it? ...more
The importance of Math cannot be over stressed. Its useful in very different ways home or officemore

Mother Convicted of Felony for Sending Kids to a Better School

Ms. Williams-Bolar made the kind of decision many of us might when faced with how to educate her children: she used her father’s address to get them into the good school district. But the district hired a private investigator to follow her home and find evidence of what she was doing. After two years in the Copley schools, her daughters were ousted and Williams-Bolar was arrested. Last week, she and her father were both convicted of felonies. ...more
I've taught at underperforming schools, and frankly, I'd beg, borrow and steal so that my child ...more