Articles in March Guides, School, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Mari Walker and Leah Conti

Is a Charter School Right for my Child?

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School choice. Two words brought up frequently in Louisiana among politicians in discussions about how to improve our state’s educational system.... Read full article

Small Group of Friends or Big Popularity?

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Parents may wake one day to find the top three priorities of their children are friends, food, and fun, with family trailing far behind. The same children who once enjoyed being home with family now prefer to spend free time with friends. The need fo... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

Full STEM Ahead

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Imagine a middle school student dribbling a basketball while a second student is filming the series of bounces. A third eighth-grader has graph paper, while a fourth is developing an equation on a dry erase board. Welcome to a typical Science, Techno... Read full article

6 Great Back-To-School Apps

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Support your child’s learning–whether he’s in elementary, middle, or high school–with these six great apps. They’re all free, so encourage your son or daughter to download as many of them as possible as he or she heads back to school this fall.... Read full article



7 Ways To Organize Your Child's Paper Load

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Within a week of school starting, the chaos begins. The groaning noises from tables and countertops intensify as the paper pile grows.... Read full article

Into the Unknown: Finding Inspiration in Frozen 2

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My birthday almost always falls during Thanksgiving break, and this year, my girls and I went to see Frozen 2 as a celebration (and then I ate a bunch of queso!). I didn’t think I would like the movie as much as I did. In the week since seeing it, I’... Read full article

Disney Rookies: Should We Book a Trip?

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Second graders are prone to hyperbole, or at least mine seems to be. However, she may be pretty close in thinking everyone but her has been to Disney World. Of course, I know that can’t possibly be true, but I do feel the allure of the magic mouse an... Read full article

Back To School Basics

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It’s that time of year again and the new school year is upon us. It’s time for stocking up on the essentials and preparing for the busy days ahead.... Read full article

Magnet or Charter? What Are the Benefits?

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Colorful billboards for different schools line the interstate. Parents drive through the city and see school signs boasting the best qualities through branding and marketing. But, what are the real benefits of them?... Read full article

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