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3 Signs it’s Time to Talk with Your Child’s Teacher

08.20.2014, by Susan Conolly

Most parents have times when they wonder . . .

1. Is their child on-track with their
2. Is their child participating?
3. Does their child have friends
at school?

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A Bond that Cannot be Broken

04.01.2014, by Susan Conolly

As a military kid with an active duty father, I frequently encounter obstacles and conflicts. Whether its deployments, long days at work, or trips to the field, absence is the hardest obstacle I face regularly. This particular struggle has become so routine, I feel fortunate when my dad is away for “only” several months. While I have learned to cope with this conflict, every time he leaves a hollow feeling returns.

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Why we need Educational Partnership Program Funding

03.10.2014, by Susan Conolly

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grants for the Educational Partnership Program strengthen family-school-community relationships and enhance student achievement for military dependent students. School districts may choose to design their projects with academic goals, family engagement goals, or a combination of both. For a school district to receive this funding, the impact of the grant on the military dependent student must be demonstrable and measureable.

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FAFSA Facts - Things you need to know!

03.03.2014, by Susan Conolly

If you are (or have) a student who plans on attending college in 2014-2015, then hopefully you’ve already learned about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For those who haven’t (and even for those who have!) here are some important facts to keep in mind . . .

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Special Needs - Advocating for Your School-Aged Child

02.07.2014, by Susan Conolly

“Let no children be demeaned,
or have their wonder diminished,
because of our ignorance or inactivity;

Let no adults be deprived of discovery,
because we lack the resources to
discover their learning needs;

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