23 Aug 2014
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MCC Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year

MCC Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year

Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 School Year
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sewickley Academy Kicks Off Reunion Weekend

Sewickley Academy Kicks Off Reunion Weekend

A series of skills clinics on Saturday are open to the community.
QV Homecoming Queen Will Be Crowned Tonight

QV Homecoming Queen Will Be Crowned Tonight

Homecoming Weekend begins this evening.
Quaker Valley to Host a Series of Education Forums

Quaker Valley to Host a Series of Education Forums

Residents are invited to attend all three evenings.
Sewickley Academy's Senior School Marks 50th Anniversary

Sewickley Academy's Senior School Marks 50th Anniversary

Sewickley Academy is commemorating the 50th anniversary.
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.
The Chatterbug Club Helps Children Improve Social Skills at Laughlin Center

The Chatterbug Club Helps Children Improve Social Skills at Laughlin Center

The small group therapy program at Laughlin Children's Center focuses on helping pre-K children improve social communication skills.
QV to Welcome Interim Edgeworth Elementary School Principal

QV to Welcome Interim Edgeworth Elementary School Principal

Deborah Riccobelli, assistant principal of Quaker Valley High School, will transfer to Edgeworth Elementary
Quaker Valley School Board President Resigns

Quaker Valley School Board President Resigns

The district is accepting letters of interest through Oct. 15.
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.
Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

Louis CK Explains How to Fight Cyberbullying

The comedian says part of the problem can be solved by just not giving kids phones.