The keys to early learning: good nutrition and good books
Education & Kids ARA 9/30/2012 at 1:51AM

Growing evidence from nutritionists and literacy experts suggests access to good nutrition and good books are the building blocks to early learning. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, lack of enough nutritious food impairs a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school. Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by [...]

Five ways to help kids boost their brain power
Education & Kids ARA 8/15/2012 at 12:28AM

(ARA) – Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we’re young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each [...]

Long Island City remembers learning champion Fausta Ippolito
Long Island City remembers learning champion Fausta Ippolito
News Steve Mosco 10/11/2011 at 1:01PM

Fausta Ippolito lived her life in a constant state of motion. The LIC resident was active in her determination to keep children reading and to give her community a library to call its own. She was purpose driven and well on her way to seeing the fruits of her labor blossom into a state-of-the-art library [...]

P.S. 130 is committed to learning
P.S. 130 is committed to learning
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 10/10/2011 at 12:11PM

Spirits are still sky-high for kids at P.S. 130, even a month after the school was given the federal government’s prestigious Blue Ribbon award. The Bayside early childhood school was honored for being a high performing school on September 15. According to David Thomas, spokesperson for the United States Department of Education, the school received [...]