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Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
San Mateo High Schools Make Newsweek 2013 List

San Mateo High Schools Make Newsweek 2013 List

Newsweek's list highlights schools in the nation that turn out college-ready grads.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores, But Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores, But Still Lag Nationally

National test score results were released Thursday.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Tri-School Fall Play Opens This Weekend

Tri-School Fall Play Opens This Weekend

Students from Serra, Mercy and Notre Dame will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)".
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
San Mateo High School District to Hold Open Houses

San Mateo High School District to Hold Open Houses

The open houses will celebrate two recently completed projects at Hillsdale High and Mills High schools.
San Mateo Schools Participating in Great California ShakeOut

San Mateo Schools Participating in Great California ShakeOut

The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills began in California in 2008.
Are Kids Getting Too Much Homework?

Are Kids Getting Too Much Homework?

A recent Atlantic article explores what happens when a parent takes on his daughter’s homework for a week: it’s not pretty.
San Mateo Schools Receive Major Upgrades

San Mateo Schools Receive Major Upgrades

San Mateo's new Fiesta Gardens International School is one of three schools to complete campus modernizations and upgrades funded by Measure L.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
Beresford Students Tour Shoreway Enivronmental Center

Beresford Students Tour Shoreway Enivronmental Center

San Mateo students kicked off their school year with a tour of Shoreway Environmental Center.
France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France wants to ban Honey Boo Boo-style pageants and crass child advertising. The former would never happen in the US, but the latter could.