Making Up for Summer Learning Loss

Nothing is quite like summer vacation. As young students, we counted down the dwindling days of the school year in anticipation of our big breaks. Now, as parents, we contemplate what exactly to do with our children now that they are out of school. It is looking more...

Separating the Boys from the Girls

Some Prince William County schools are trying out something that may be the bane of hormonal boys everywhere — single-sex classrooms. The most recent adopter is Fred Lynn Middle School, which will start the single-sex classes in the fall. It’s following the lead of...

Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Washingtonpost.com published an article yesterday about the “Summer Brain Drain”.  This is the amount of knowledge that students lose during the summer months.  Many parents are concerned about the possible loss in progress of reading but what some may not...