Sunday, September 27, 2020


Touro Grad Schools Ranks First in Special-Ed Teacher Prep

New York—The Touro College Graduate School of Education ranked first in two categories of teacher preparation and rated highly overall, a New York City Department of Education (DOE) survey found.

The DOE analyzed new hires at 12 teacher-education programs supplying new teachers to the New York City school system. Touro ranked first in the percentage of its


The Camp To School Connection

Memories of the mountains and lake are already beginning to fade. Closed-toed shoes are taking the place of flip-flops. The smell of sunscreen is dissipating. Yes, school is around the corner, and many of our kids have waxed a bit melancholy. What is it about summer camp that our kids love so much, and what can we learn from that to inform our transition into the


Helping Children Transition From Summer To A New School Year

Many local children will be headed back to school in the next few weeks.  For those with ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, and other challenges, this transition may be a difficult one.  There are a variety of strategies parents can employ to help ease the transition.  Some of these include adjusting sleep schedules, setting routines, priming, and social


Back to School Check-Ups: What to Ask the Pediatrician

(StatePoint) Between buying new school supplies and meeting your children’s teachers, back to school season is a busy time. But parents should not forget to prep for the school year by considering health and wellness.

Experts say the first step is to schedule a visit to the doctor.

“The start of a new school year is an excellent reminder to


What Every Parent Needs To Know: Changes In The Classroom

(StatePoint) Across the country, parents are beginning to notice that today’s classroom looks quite different from what they experienced in their own school days. From personalized learning technologies to new educational standards, teachers and administrators are using a variety of tools to ensure students are better prepared to succeed than ever before.



Five Germ-Fighting Tips To Keep Kids Healthy This School Year

(StatePoint) School is a great place to learn, play and make friends. Unfortunately it’s also a great place for germs to get very well acquainted….with your family! With 20 to 30 kids in a classroom and even more on the playground, it’s hard to avoid the germs that cause such illnesses as colds, flus and more.

Three-time Gold Medalist, wife and


Tips To Avoid The ‘Freshman 15’

(StatePoint) Trying to avoid the dreaded “Freshman 15” weight gain? While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.

In fact, the Freshman 15 is a myth. Freshman students gain only 2.5 to 3.5 pounds on average during their first year in college, according to a recent study published in Social Science


Help Students Keep Organized Lockers This School Year

(StatePoint) Parents can do everything in their power to provide children with the proper tools and supplies to stay organized this school year.  But when their kids get to school, all preparations can easily get thrown out the window—or, into a messy locker.

As the one piece of real estate students keep without regular parental review, the locker


TBO 9U Summer Travel Team Closes Strong

Last summer, the 8U Teaneck Travel team finished first in the Paramus League regular season and made it all the way to the tournament finals. However, with half of last year’s squad away at sleep- away camp this summer, the 9U team needed to rebuild and recruit new talent. Returning travel veterans Netanel Eckman, Yehuda Teitelman, Abie Schwartz, Caleb


Tips to Get Kids to be Healthier this School Year

(StatePoint)—Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Right now, one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.

“Unfortunately, healthy eating for kids isn’t always stressed consistently.” says Debbie Blacher, founder of Wholesome Tummies, a children’s food franchise devoted to bringing nutritious meals to


How to Slob Proof a College Room

Teenagers have never been known to be models of cleanliness. Their struggles with clutter are kicked up a notch when they strike off on their own and are faced with the cramped quarters of a shared college dorm room.

We asked Debbie Wiener, a Washington, D.C.-area interior and furniture designer known for her practical approach to interiors, how she


Back to School Tips: Get Your Home Organized for a Successful Year

(StatePoint)—When your carefree summer comes to an end, getting the family ready to go back to school can seem a little daunting. Establishing a routine will help students kick off the new school year and reduce stress for the whole family.

“Going back to school is a pivotal time for children and families across the country,” says Wendy