And Then They Stopped Talking To Me: Making Sense of Middle School by Judith Warner (Book Excerpt)


We’ve all been there. It might have happened last week. Picking up your son outside his middle school, you watched as he stood on the sidewalk while his classmates swirled around him, leaving for sleepovers, birthday celebrations, or impromptu parties that came together right under his nose. His frozen smile as he ...

Common Core Versus Common Sense by Sharon O’Donnell


As the mom of three sons -- one a college graduate and headed for grad school at the University of Virginia, one at sophomore at North Carolina State, and one a 7th grader -- I have been around the block a few times when it comes to our educational system. ...