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Denver’s Charter, Magnet and Innovation Schools!

Denver Public Schools offer choices galore for the 2012-2013 school year It’s that time of year….already! If you are considering a charter or magnet school within Denver Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year then now is the time to start the process. Many of the schools are already accepting applications and have Open House […]

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Why Summer Reading?

“A good book should leave you slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” William, Styron, Writers at Work, 1958 For the past 10 years my children have been assigned summer reading. This year Jill Stacy (a graduate from my alma matter Bank Street) wrote a letter to her classroom parents […]

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A Mother’s Perspective on Bullying

On May 4, 2011 two teenagers from South Hadley, Massachusetts were sentenced to probation and community service for bullying behavior which led to the suicide of fifteen-year-old Phoebe Snow. As I witnessed the television footage of the courtroom sentencing I was overwhelmed with the “unbearable pain” that Phoebe’s mother described as “torture.” She described the […]

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Relocation and School Choice

Each year thousands of American families relocate to different cities pursuing career possibilities and a better lifestyle. While some family members may be excited and inspired by the move, others may feel a sense of stress, anxiety and fear of the unknown. The National Network for Children (2003) reports that each year one out of […]

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Notable Children’s Books 2010

Hands down my most favorite way to pass time with my four children is to read.  I still read with my 14 year old son.  I wait for baited breath to get the children”s reviews from the New York Times and am hoping that you can use this in time for Christmas! This is from […]

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5280 Features Article by Laura Barr “How to Pick A School For Your Child.”

For the second year 5280 featured my article “How to Pick a School” in the 2010 Private School Handbook. This year I shortened the article to TOP 5 things to remember when picking a school. Click here to read the article.

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