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Why Magazine Subscriptions Make a Great Gift for Kids {Avoiding the Fourth Grade Slump}

Kids Love Stories From birth and beyond, fiction is presented to us and typically, this is where we fall in love with reading. Once Upon a Time … are the words we look for when we know something wonderful is about to happen. We get to travel to distant lands, meet magical creatures and go […]

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What You Need to Know About Jefferson Parish and New Orleans Charter Schools

What’s a Charter School? Charters are public schools that operate outside of the traditional Parish School System, though some are still authorized and overseen by the local school board (Type 1 & 3). Type 2, 4 & 5 are BESE authorized, which means The Louisiana Department of Education oversees these charters. Every charter school (or network of charter […]

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De La Salle High School :: Coeducational, Collaborative 21st Century-Learning, Anchored in Faith

De La Salle High School :: Coeducational, Collaborative 21st Century-Learning, Anchored in Faith Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by our friends at De La Salle High School.  De La Salle High School’s “Co-Ed Advantage” prepares both boys and girls for college, career, and life. The only private, co-educational, Catholic 8-12 high school in New […]

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A Global Perspective: Why We Chose Immersion

Growing up in New Orleans our education system has always come under criticism for it’s less than stellar record of student performance, funding and lack of diversity, innovation and administrative oversight. Enter Hurricane Katrina. Although this mighty storm and its subsequent levee system failures brought floodwaters, destruction and heartache to the city, she also washed […]

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Navigating the Admission Process in Pre-School Through High School

Navigating the Admission Process in Pre-School Through High School Disclosure: This informative post is sponsored by St Andrews Episcopal School. It’s Open House season and parents are beginning to look for that perfect school for their children. There are so many different and wonderful options in the Greater New Orleans area. It doesn’t matter if […]

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From “No Thank You” to “Yes Please” :: Why I’ve Changed My Take on Summer Camp

Why No Camp? Two years ago, I wrote a post explaining why I was a “No Thank You” to summer camp. I cited reasons such as the kids needed unstructured down time and how I was looking forward to time for them to riding bikes, swimming and playing too much Minecraft. Change of Heart Now here I […]

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