So many of us spend lots of time on the Web, but we may not know about some of the languages that support many of the websites we visit. Getting to know them may help us, and our children, transition to becoming producers of content instead of simply consumers at a time when we may need to be more technologically equipped to excel in this economy.
Many schools will be conducting conferences with parents in the coming months. It is important to ask specific questions or to make sure you understand what areas of strength and what areas of improvement your child has.
By the time a child enters second grade he or she has already been introduced to short and long vowel sounds. So many three-letter words and sight words are already a part of their repertoire.
However, it is important to make sure they get a sound footing in reading certain words that contain digraphs and blends.
The main part of any computer is the central processing unit or CPU.
The CPU does all of the operations and calculations that make a computer run. It is made up of a control unit and an arithmetic and logic unit (ALU). The control unit does just that, it controls which instruction is carried out next.
Computer science, software development and computer programming are some of the fastest growing areas in our economy.
Traditional jobs that were once mainstays in the workforce are now being replaced or supplemented with computer related skills and hardware. What will the job market be like 30 years from now or even 20 years from now?
As a person who has shifted careers, I am now turning to something I love, computer programming. It occurred to me that some of our children might not be getting the development they
Many children do not develop good writing skills throughout their time in school. In particular, writing and analyzing works of literature can be difficult for a child if he or she doesn't have any practice.
You can begin early by encouraging your child to do one book report per month, as early as the second grade.
Last year a lawsuit was filed on behalf of children in five of the lowest performing schools in Detroit.
The lawsuit alleges that children in Detroit have been denied the chance to even achieve literacy through the purposeful divestment and indifference displayed by the state of Michigan in various ways. The suit asserts that education is a fundamental right, such that the denial of a basic education is presumably unconstitutional and it falls under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
Ten Things Your Child Should Know
(Pre-K - 5th Grade)
Have you ever wondered if your child was developing important skills in school?
Ten Things Your Child Should Know about Reading, Writing and Math offers lists of skills (10 skills related to mathematics plus 10 skills related to reading and writing), as well as activities you may want to reinforce with your child as he or she goes from pre-k to 5th grade.
What if you could anticipate what your child might learn in future grades? Ten Things Your Child Should Know about Reading, Writing and Math may be able to help.
Danita Smith is the founder of Red and Black Ink, LLC. She writes about history and education from the perspective of real life—as a person who has graduated from public schools, obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration, obtained her M.B.A. from an HBCU and secured a job in a STEM-related field for over 20 years. During that time she was a corporate trainer, a business manager and a hiring manager, which required extensive knowledge of disease states, quantitative methods and scientific applications.
She is now applying her skills to the study of computer science, with the goal of teaching computer science through web development. She hopes her real-world experiences will help others as they seek to ensure their growth and development and the academic growth of their children.
(Her son is the inspiration for ALL of her work. He is currently in his last semester of college, with a 4.0 G.P.A, majoring in Software Development and Security and minoring in Computer Science).
Stories about Black History: Vol. 2 (includes Vol. 1) and Vol. 3
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