Cursive writing has been trending up lately, with a few states mandating it as part of their educational curriculum, which has sparked a surprisingly fierce debate between generations over a practice that has largely wore out its usefulness.
The Vassar Public School staff manages to embarrass everyone, including the viewer, with their 'Ice Ice Baby' parody video announcing that school would be closed for the day. Seriously, you may want to put your wallet in your mouth before watching.
I remember being blown away when a teacher friend of mine told me they had to buy their own classroom supplies because that was not included in the schools budget. This woman enlisted the help of the community, instead.
As many other parents did today, I loaded my boys onto the bus for their first official day of school. The task, which seems pretty ordinary, stirs some thoughts, emotions and, more than anything, memories... all of which basically destroyed me emotionally.
There are some obvious pitfalls for those children with bad teeth, including self-esteem issues, poor quality of life, and uncontrollable pain. However, a new study suggests that kids walking around with busted-out, rotten grills may actually suffer more academically.