December 31, 2018

The year may not have officially ended, but we're already excited to see what 2019 brings! Take a look at some of the advocacy programs Middle Cities will continue to work on this upcoming year to benefit our member districts and students throughout the state:

December 30, 2018

When cloud temperatures are at the freezing point or below, and there is an ample supply of moisture in the air, ice crystals form around a core particle. As water vapor condenses and freezes, the complex pattern of a snowflake is born, one molecule at a time. A snowfl...

December 29, 2018

Schools are under growing pressure to make sure that students are ready for work or job training, as well as college, when they graduate from high school. But employers say their young hires haven't learned the reading, writing, and verbal-communication skills that...

December 28, 2018

Two first grade boys argue on the playground while playing kickball with a group of kids. One calls the other a cheater and threatens to tell the teacher. The other boy yells back that he’s not a cheater, but that he never wants to play with the other boy again. He sto...

December 27, 2018

If you thought you could coast when it comes to talking to your child about social media until she is well into her teenage years, think again. Even though kids under 13aren’t technically allowed to use social media sites like Instagram, many grade-school kids are work...

December 26, 2018

Got cabin fever? You're not alone. Being stuck indoors all winter will make anyone antsy. Instead of going stir crazy, try these fun things to do with kids in winter.

December 24, 2018

Turn Friday-night games into a fun-filled way to practice math with a deck or two of cards and a couple of willing players. Try these no-pain, huge-gain, old-school diversions with a twist and let your kid rock the basics.

Many teachers pull students with disabilities out of the literacy hour or block because they believe that these learners, as a rule, need special instruction and content. In reality, many students including those with learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, auti...