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Community Learning Center’s Parent Handbook

Monday, December, 11, 2017

The Prodigal Son Foundation Community Learning Center’s Parent Handbook  This handbook is designed to give parents and guardians a helpful insight into the After School Program offered by the Prodigal Son Foundation.  It includes detailed information about After School Program activities, procedures, and policies. Please read this handbook carefully and keep it in a safe place for […]

Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class, Study Finds

Tuesday, November, 14, 2017

Having more girl classmates may help boys and girls alike boost their reading skills, according to a new study in the Journal of School Effectiveness and School Improvement. Finds via @educationweek  

Parent Teacher Conference Time!

Sunday, October, 8, 2017

  This month’s post is from the Marshall Memos (Originally titled “Parent-Teacher Conferences: Outdated or Underutilized?”) “For some parents, teacher conferences are more like speed dating than substance,” says Sarah McKibben in this article in Education Update. Attendance at these conferences declines steadily as students move through the grades, from 89 percent in primary grades […]

“The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.”

Saturday, July, 29, 2017

“The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.” old proverb. When Teaching Gets Tough, by Allen N. Mendler discusses how important it is that we are all fully present— physically, emotionally, and behaviorally, and tuning out distractions unrelated to our work so that we are aware of […]