Reading Kingdom Review “The Reading Kingdom Online program has been a HUGE success!”

“We have struggled with reading the past two years in our homeschooling journey. After trying multiple programs without success, I was excited to try Reading Kingdom with my six and four year olds for one year. The Reading Kingdom Online program has been a HUGE success! I wasn’t sure how my son was going to…

The Candymakers

The Candymakers is the story of four children and the journey a win to help make candy at the candy factory takes them on.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • Wendy Mass continues to deliver great literature. • Readers will learn a lot from…

Seaside students explore the Bard with Ashland help

Katherine Lacaze for The Daily Astorian Seaside High School concludes its three-year partnership with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors brought the words of the famous Bard of Avon to life for Seaside High School students through interactive workshops and theatrical performances as part of a four-year educational partnership. Kristin Hammargren and David…

Ask Dr. Blank

How is education changing?   Education is confronting a wide range of changes which are far broad and complex. So in responding to this question, I would like to focus on an issue that I think is central. It is the issue of technology. The effects of technology are everywhere to be seen—from elementary school…

Calm Your Baby in Seconds with Dr. Robert Hamilton’s Quick Trick

It’s like a miracle, only better. Ed Mazza for  The Huffington Post Could it really be this easy? Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica has a technique he says can calm most crying babies almost instantly. Hamilton showed off his baby-calming method in a video on YouTube with two little ones that were extra-cranky…