Navigating Your Kids

Experiences and perspective on the School Years

February 15, 2015
by Frances
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Stop the Insanity: Drilling and Testing in the Early Years–Part 2

If you are a parent of one of these fabulous kindergarten or pre-K kids who are not interested in ‘school’ as it is, do not let yourself be isolated and intimidated and second-guess yourself.  You know much more about your … Continue reading

August 26, 2014
by Frances
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What’s Wrong With This Process?

Your community leaders have decided to build steps as a means to access the main governmental office building in the city.  As a patriotic citizen, you agree to participate in the oversight of this project for the good of everyone.  … Continue reading

July 26, 2014
by Frances
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WHAT IF……..?

Sometimes the answer to a problem is  a fresh perspective,  re-thinking, a paradigm shift…..and the willingness to try something different. WHAT IF……the answer to the education problem in America is not more data, more money, more technology….but more personal contact … Continue reading

June 29, 2014
by Frances
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School Board Meetings: Oscar Night or a Business Meeting?

You are seated in a small auditorium amidst a hum of background conversation.  You came to this school board meeting to see your child recognized for an award and are waiting patiently with two hundred other parents there for the … Continue reading