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photo of ME's bridging the digital divide guest, Jill Hornbacher

For low income families, “equal opportunity” is missing in many aspects of their lives, including access to high-speed internet and the devices necessary to use that connection. This gap in access to the Internet and computers is known as the digital divide. In today’s technology-driven world, how does a student do homework without access? How…

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Most school-age kids are facing reality this week: summer is behind us and the demands of school and homework are upon us! Of course, parents face those demands too and play a crucial role in making sure children are physically and emotionally ready for optimal learning.   Marti shared with KARE 11 News at 11’s…

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photo of ME's math skills guest, Michele Mazzocco

Many children develop the idea that math is hard, just too much work and drudgery. And yet, even toddlers are attracted to numbers and have an intuitive sense of the meaning of basic math skills. So how can we sustain that interest in our young children or help our older kids recapture it? University of…

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For school-age children, those lazy days of summer are becoming a memory and the challenges of school, homework and busy schedules are in full swing. But, kids are not the only ones who need to work hard to meet these challenges and succeed in school; school success is a family affair.   Here are practical…

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Check out this helpful, brief article on easing the morning hassle as kids go back to school. Marti is one of several sources for this Us Weekly article by Ingela Ratledge titled, Four No-Fail Ways to Get Your Kids Ready Faster in the Morning.   Here is a piece of the article:   Can’t seem…

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