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Explore World Cultures This Summer

Explore World Cultures This Summer

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Mom, what can I do?” “Are we going somewhere today?” “I’m bored!” Sound familiar? Instead of turning on the TV or video games when kids get antsy this summer, why not take a trip around the world? Traveling internationally might not be in your budget, but when it’s too hot to go outside, you can […]

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Arts and Achievement at Northwest Academy

Arts and Achievement at Northwest Academy

The editor of Portland Family asked Northwest Academy for a few reflections from some of our seniors. We decided to have one of our journalism students take on this task for a class assignment. Her interviews with some of our soon-to-be graduates provide a glimpse into our downtown school and its art-based, college-preparatory curriculum. Northwest […]

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Plan a Homeschool Graduation

Plan a Homeschool Graduation

Your homeschooled teenager studied hard for four years and now the time is drawing to a close. You would like to recognize him for his efforts, but you don’t belong to a group that hosts a graduation for its members. What do you do? We’ve graduated four of our six children from homeschool, and we’ve […]

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An Edible Education

An Edible Education

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

As our food system faces challenges, I believe our greatest gift to our children is an “edible” education. In America today, it is more common for our food to come from across the world than from our own backyards. Agriculture took a wrong turn a few generations back, replacing biodiverse family farms with industrial corporate […]

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Handwork as a Social Affair

Handwork as a Social Affair

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered whether handwork, such as knitting, crafting and whittling, is good for your child? Neurological research has shown that use of the fingers and dexterity challenges for growing children are interrelated with brain development. This research confirms the beliefs and experiences that Waldorf educators have integrated into their teaching curriculum for more […]

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Children’s Garden: Developing A Lifetime of Learning and Play

Children’s Garden: Developing A Lifetime of Learning and Play

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Portland is a hub for young families. With amazing hiking trails and just a short drive to the coast or mountains, it has a little bit of something for everyone. Such a large population of families with young children means that Portland’s early childhood learning centers are an important part of this community. Indeed, there […]

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Arts and a New Chapter to Celebrate for French American International School

Arts and a New Chapter to Celebrate for French American International School

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

French American International School is Portland’s oldest and most established language immersion school, founded in 1979 with two teachers and a handful of students in the basement of a church. Today, FAIS thrives on 14 acres in NW Portland, with 550 students, preschool through grade eight, learning under the able direction of over 60 faculty […]

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My Diagnosis

My Diagnosis

| December 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

This was my fourth visit to the doctor’s office in a month, and it still smelled like hand sanitizer and sweat. As I followed my mom to that room, 309, I wondered, “What could be so important to Mom that she had to pull me out of school again? She NEVER does that!” I reached […]

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Read On!

Read On!

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reading is the gateway to learning, opening doors to faraway adventures, new possibilities and a promising future. Without strong reading skills, children will face challenges throughout their lives. That’s why at SMART, we believe Reading Matters. Each year, we help thousands of Oregon children develop the skills to read. Often, caregivers make the mistake of asking the child […]

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Oregon Episcopal School Inspires Discovery

Oregon Episcopal School Inspires Discovery

| December 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

What child hasn’t peppered his or her parents with the word, “WHY?” It starts with one innocent question, which leads to another—and another, and another, until Mom or Dad says, “Because I said so.” At Portland’s Oregon Episcopal School (OES), that same inquisitiveness is answered with a challenge to kids to make discoveries for themselves, […]

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