Bedtime math helps children’s math achievement

Bedtime math helps children’s math achievement

There is always a place for bedtime math story! Integrating math activities into daily routines is a great way to socialize kids and their parents to the benefits of math both inside and outside the classroom. In this blog, Eric Westervelt, NPR Education Correspondent, explains how doing math at bedtime can help advance your child’s match achievement. Read article -> Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story   Roman J. Salamon is Director of Communication and Marketing at United Way of Rock River...

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Students receive free housing in exchange for volunteer work

Students receive free housing in exchange for volunteer work

Social interaction has been found to improve health in older adults. “Saying hello, sharing a joke, bringing fish from the market: It’s the little joys of everyday life that the students bring to the seniors.” This happens when volunteering turns into a meaningful relationship. In this The Atlantic blog, freelance writer Tiffany R. Jansen shares how some Dutch college students are living in nursing homes in exchange for volunteer work. Read article -> To Save on Rent, Some Dutch College Students Are Living in Nursing Homes...

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Encouraging kids to love books starts early

Encouraging kids to love books starts early

Did you know getting a child to love reading starts early? There isn’t really any secret formula, but Katherine Lee, school-age children expert for About-Parenting, writes about eight smart ways to do it in her blog. Read article -> 8 Effective Ways to Get a Child to Love Reading   Roman J. Salamon is Director of Communication and Marketing at United Way of Rock River...

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Making the most of your parent-teacher conference

Making the most of your parent-teacher conference

  “When parents and teachers work together, the results are always better.” Are you ready for a parent-teacher conference? Educators agree that coming prepared to a parent-teacher conference can help make it a positive experience. In her blog, Elissa Nadworny, digital journalist on the NPR Ed Team, offers three 3 tips for you. Read article -> How to make the most of your 10 minutes with the teacher   Roman J. Salamon is Director of Communication and Marketing at United Way of Rock River...

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How opportunity measures up in our community

How opportunity measures up in our community

Meet John and Jane. John and Jane were born in two towns of similar size with the same unemployment rate. But that’s where the similarities stop. John grew up in a town with a higher household median income, more affordable housing and lower poverty rate, resulting in better opportunities for John to succeed in life. We can’t change the circumstance of John and Jane’s lives, and their talents and ambitions play a role in how far they will go in life. But looking at the right measurements and comprehensive information in our community, we can...

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