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4.22.2016

Three tips to celebrate Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month Activities

April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s a great time to talk to your kids about budgets and financing. Only 12% of high school students in the United States graduate with any formal education in personal finance. Junior Achievement bridges that gap by providing age-appropriate programs focused on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Read More »

4.18.2016

Making the Most of 20 Minutes: 6 things to do with your child during reading

Before you read this post, be sure to check out part one, Making the Most of 20 Minutes: 6 Things to do with your child before reading. This three part series is designed to give parents ideas on how to make that nightly 20 minute reading homework more meaningful, without excessive work or elaborate materials. Read More »

4.5.2016

Making the Most of 20 Minutes: 6 things to do with your child before reading

Many children come home from school with the same homework every night: “Read for 20 minutes.”  Not sure how else to go about the homework assignment, parents simply give their child a book while he sits at the kitchen counter, and after 20 minutes, it’s onto the next thing. This three-part blog series is designed to give parents ideas on how to make those 20 minutes more meaningful, without excessive work or elaborate materials. Read More »

3.22.2016

Celebrate Adult Literacy Awareness Day on March 31

March 31, 2016 is the 10th anniversary of the Massachusetts Alliance for Adult Literacy’s (MassAAL) annual Adult Literacy Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House. At 11 am current students, graduates, and supporters of adult basic education (ABE), ESOL and HiSET programs will converge upon the Massachusetts State House in the Gardner Auditorium to rally and be recognized for their leadership and advocacy efforts. Then they will speak with their elected officials to tell their stories of how the field of ABE has transformed their lives. Read More »

3.16.2016

Roll out the red carpet for reading

Book Awards
With awards season still fresh in our minds, it’s hard to forget the deluge of pictures, video clips and front page magazine glossies of actors and the discussions about their fashion choices. After the post-Oscar commentary took over my internet feeds, it got me thinking about those whom I admire and consider celebrities — many of them being renown educators and children’s authors, whose work has helped countless children form a lifelong love of reading and learning. With that in mind, I have imagined categories for which I would love to see trophies awarded to some very deserving authors.

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