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When Charter School Students Don’t Succeed

According to a report on NPR (WBEZ) two days ago, the reason that test scores in many Chicago charter schools are higher than their traditional CPS (Chicago Public School) counterparts

Your Child Has an IEP, but Is the Gap Closing?

Statistics and charts are standard fare at an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting.  The teachers and professionals are likely to show you where your child is performing relative to the

Easing the Way for English Language Learners

Today, more school districts than ever are challenged with providing an education to children who speak little or no English, often referred to as English Language Learners (ELL).

Cognitive Skills Training that Sticks

One of the questions we get asked most often when folks look at the dramatic growth BrainWare Safari users experience is their cognitive skills is “What happens later?” In other

Cognitive Training is for the Gifted Too

Sometimes when I talk to an educator or a parent about BrainWare Safari and cognitive skills, he or she will assume that the program is only for struggling learners or

Video Games and Attention Problems: Cause or Cure

A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics is getting a lot of attention (pun intended)  from parents.  It concludes that more than two hours per day of video-game playing

The Case of the Accidental Control Group

If you Google “Accidental Control Group” or look it up in Wikipedia, you will not find a definition. But the “Accidental Control Group” exists. And it can actually be very useful.

Tips for Getting the Most from Your Child’s IEP Meeting

You’ve pressed your child’s school for testing and some learning issues have been uncovered. Your child’s school has put a plan, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), in place and you’re going to the IEP meeting. What should you expect?

Your Child May Need an IEP

How did your child do this year in school?  Were you disappointed when you saw the grades on that final report card?   It can be a letdown from that feeling

Should We Match Teaching Styles to Learning Styles?

There has been much discussion over the years of multiple intelligences, and learning styles, and being right or left-brained. Often the identification of a particular style