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Dr. Pedro Noguera to Parents: Pay Attention, Stay Involved

Dr. Pedro Noguera is the Peter Agnew Professor of Teaching and Learning at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.  Dr. Noguera is a nationally recognized expert on the best practices to narrow the achievement gap between African American and Latino students and White and Asian students.  He has worked both with high poverty urban [...]

Dr. Michael G. Thompson: Helping Parents Raise Their Sons

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a psychologist and school consultant who has made the study of boys and their development the focus of his career.  He is the author or coauthor of many books on this subject, including,  "It's a Boy!: Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Eighteen" (with Teresa Barker, Ballantine, 2008), the New York Times bestseller, [...]

By |2023-05-21T15:52:06-04:00April 27th, 2011|Ages 0-4, Ages 0-5, Ages 13-15, Ages 16-18, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-12, Experts, Guest Bloggers, Interviews, Motivators, Parents, Resources|Comments Off on Dr. Michael G. Thompson: Helping Parents Raise Their Sons

Dr. Ronald Ferguson: What Parents Can Do

Are Black and Hispanic college educated parents doing all that they should to help their children learn?  Ask Dr. Ronald Ferguson, Harvard professor and director of Harvard’s Achievement Gap Initiative, and he will point to Table A8 in his book Towards Excellence With Equity: An Emerging Vision for Closing the Achievement Gap (Harvard Education Press, 2007), which justifies the [...]

Dr. Tammy Mann: Raising Expectations

Dr. Tammy Mann, Executive Director of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at the United Negro College Fund, leads the Institute’s efforts to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for African American children from preschool through college.  While many of the Institute’s programs are gender neutral, she is acutely aware of the need to focus on boys. “On UNCF campuses [...]

By |2023-05-21T15:50:54-04:00February 24th, 2011|Guest Bloggers, Interviews, Motivators, Parents|2 Comments

Your Son Will Not Be The Next LeBron James

I’m sure that most of our readers dutifully read to their sons from infancy through toddlerhood.  I am equally sure, though, that as soon as their little princes turn five, many of those same readers thrust a basketball, football or bat into their hands.  Many of our sons’ early school years are marked by the routine of twice weekly [...]

By |2023-05-21T15:50:54-04:00February 10th, 2011|Academics, Experts, Guest Bloggers, Sports|Comments Off on Your Son Will Not Be The Next LeBron James

What Parents Can Do: Wendy Van Amson

Wendy Van Amson is the co-founder of the Independent Schools Diversity Network (“ISDN”), an alliance of parents and educators dedicated to facilitating diversity efforts within the New York City independent school community.  Wendy and her co-founder Esther Hatch formed ISDN in 2003.  Wendy and her husband have three children: a daughter who is a college sophomore, a daughter who [...]

By |2023-05-21T15:50:54-04:00February 7th, 2011|Experts, Guest Bloggers, Interviews, Motivators, Parents|Comments Off on What Parents Can Do: Wendy Van Amson
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