The Blog

As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

Learning Disabilities

If you kindergarten child is being assessed by a learning specialist with screening tests, find out what is the purpose of the tests and what the school is going to do with the results. Continue reading

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College Rejection Letters

This is time of year when students learn how successful they were at playing the college admission game. Continue reading

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Homework

Parents can help their chidren by fostering communication. Continue reading

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Preparation for Kindergarten

Parents who squander the time they have with their children doing pencil and paper tasks like the workbooks they have in school are not being helpful to their children.
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Cumulative File on Your Child

All schools maintain a cumulative record on your child. Make it a point to review it at various period and make corrections if necessary. Continue reading

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WHAT DO LETTER GRADES REALLY MEAN

It is time for schools to re-evaluate their reporting procedures. What do letter grades really mean….too many ways to interpret.

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How Parents Can Prepare Their Children for Testing

Standardized testing is probably here to stay. You may as well get used to it and prepare your children. Continue reading

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PRODUCTIVE STUDENTS

We must make changes to our school system to have students who are productive members of our democracy and society. Children need choices. Continue reading

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How to Avoid Your Child Feeling Rejection

Do not allow your child to be feel rejection. This is probably the wrong school. Community College is a wise choice for the first two years. Continue reading

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Advance Planning for a Season of Joy and Peace

Good Planning makes for a happier holiday. Continue reading

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