Education

Education

Back to School Classroom Tech Tools

Technology will continue to revolutionize the public education system in the future. Here are some popular student applications in and out of the classroom. It helps parents to understand the what, why, and how these software systems are used so they can better connect and communicate with their child and teachers. ...
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Back to After-School Fun

After-school programs throughout Northeast Ohio offer a good opportunity for kids to learn new things, bond with friends, expand their skills, and build a community. We spoke with several

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Helping Kids Transition Back From Virtual to In-Person School

Going back to school after a long summer is never easy, but after a year and a half at home due to a worldwide virus, it’s even harder. Two local experts share tips for parents and students on how to prepare for in-person learning this fall. ...
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Have Your Kids Dive into Summer Reading

Despite these signs of optimism, many parents remain worried about the cost of the pandemic on their child’s academic progress. While tutors, camps and school-based summer enrichment programs may be part of your child’s plans, don’t overlook the evergreen answer to “summer slide” concerns: open a book. ...
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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Opens Jimmy’s Treehouse

Visitors will see firsthand how this recently constructed feature allows everyone to more deeply immerse themselves in nature and the outdoors. Open during regular Nature Center hours, the treehouse is ADA-accessible and overlooks the scenic Stearns Woodland Trail. ...
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Libraries Offer Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Summer reading is a favorite tradition for many families, a way to have fun and prevent the “summer slide” during the break from school. Even though area libraries may still have reduced services or limited hours, many are finding ways to keep this summer staple an option. ...
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Plan a College Visit this Summer

While visiting a college might look different this year, it’s still an important part of the search process. The timing can vary due to the family’s schedule and visiting schools takes planning. We provide your family with some tips on when to start planning, the best times to visit and how to get important questions answered. ...
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Kits for Kids: Ways to Deliver Summer Learning

Summer break is in full swing. Your family might go on vacation, head to the playground and parks, completed a variety of camps, and go swimming more times than you can count. Tackle the inevitable summer boredom while helping your kids learn and be creative. Take a look at these subscription services that deliver engaging options for STEM, cooking, crafts and art.   ...
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Mentor Library hosts Exhibit Celebrating African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature

"Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature" includes 130 pieces of art by 33 artists from 95 books spanning 50 years of creativity. The free exhibit runs from June 3 through August 29. Children 12 and younger can win a prize by reading the books highlighted in the exhibit. ...
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4 Summer Outdoor Games for Toddlers 

Amy Chand, exercise physiologist for Akron Children’s Healthy Active Living program, shares five ways to keep your toddler on the move and smiling — maybe even giggling — all summer long. She says getting kids active and outdoors is not only a great way to turn those frowns upside down, it’s important for their health, too. Even easier, these games can be played right in your own backyard. ...
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