Cork & Fuzz Finders Keepers

Cork and Fuzz explores friendship and adventure. The book is beautifully written by Dori Chaconas and illustrated by Lisa McCue. Read the review from Sweet on Books to discover more about the Finders Keepers: What You Need to Know: Cork and Fuzz are two funny friends, who have great adventures together. This is the 5th title in the series, but…

West Virginia governor signs free tuition bill for community colleges

By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents will soon be able to go to community and technical colleges for free. Republican Gov. Jim Justice on Monday signed a bill authorizing tuition grants to residents who are at least 18 years old and have completed a secondary program. Grantees would have to pass a drug test each…

Ask Dr. Blank: What can be done to increase parent involvement in the classroom?

Research, across many nations, has shown that parental involvement in children’s learning is positively related to achievement. The more intensely parents are involved in their children’s learning, the more beneficial are the effects on pupil achievement. Further, this holds true for all types of parental involvement in children’s learning and for all types and ages of pupils—although parental engagement is…

Opera for kids is Positively Fort Wayne

By Terra Brantley for Wane.com FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Some Allen County classrooms are being temporarily transformed into mini opera houses all for the sake of education. “It feels like a concert,” said Southwick Elementary first grader Kyleizh Gaulden. “My favorite part is singing and dancing and learning about different new words.” Twice a week during the school year Heartland…

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a humorous retelling of the classic.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • A terrific, modern re-telling of a classic.• This beautifully illustrated, oversized edition would make a great gift book.• Fairy tales are very important on a child’s literacy journey, see below for…