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How Do Behavioral Specialists Help Children and Schools?

In today’s educational environment, schools, administrators and teachers are pressed to improve student test scores. When individual students act out, it diverts the focus of the teacher and can derail progress for the day.   Behavioral specialists, sometimes called student concern specialists, assist teachers by removing disruptive students from the classroom and working with them […]

Parents and Teachers at Social Studies Bowll

Social Studies Bowl 2018: The Children are Learning!

A capacity crowd of nearly 300 people filled the auditorium of the Charleston Museum on March 1 to witness another Social Studies Bowl, with five Title One schools in competition. With an emcee and scorekeeper from Historic Charleston Foundation dressed in colonial era attire, teams of second-through-fifth graders answered questions pulled from the school curricula. […]

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We Must Involve Parents and Community in the Education of Children

No one is more important to a child than their parent. Because children spend 70% of their time away from school, any effort to improve children’s academic performance must include and involve their parents. Research has demonstrated repeatedly and convincingly that parental and community involvement in schools leads to improved academic and behavioral outcomes for […]