For months the topic of health, nutrition and school lunches has been debated in the media. British Chef Jamie Oliver brought the most attention to the issue recently with his television show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” Oliver, who started the revolution in his native country, believes school lunches should be healthy. Says Jamie: This food […]

Back-to-School Immunization Locations The Harris County Hospital District’s Troubleshooters Mobile Unit is out offering back-to-school immunizations. The Harris County Hospital District’s Troubleshooters Program is offering free immunizations for children two months to 18 years of age. To receive immunizations, a parent must be present with the child’s shot record. All shots will be given based […]

What is Education-N-Hoops, Inc. Education-N-Hoops, Inc. (“ENH”) is a non-profit organization located in Houston’s Third Ward. ENH was established in July 2002. It officially opened its doors to the community in May 2003. ENH’s motto is “Recreation with Education”. Simply stated, the goal is to instill in our youth the importance of scholastic excellence and […]

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It seems like only yesterday kids were running out of school to begin summer break. Now, our thoughts are turning towards preparing them for the new school year. Already, stores are trying to entice parents with their back to school offers on anything from clothing to stationary. The following tips will allow kids and parents to get back into the school routine in a stress free manner.

Beginning preschool is exciting for some children and for others, it is an anxiety-filled and stressful event that they have no desire to do whatsoever. One of the biggest differences between the excited child and the one that fears this day is how prepared he or she feels about the event prior to its arrival. Preschoolers are still at that tender age when the most important people in their lives are their moms and dads. As parents, we can have a tremendous effect on how that first day of preschool goes. To help ensure that it is as successful as possible, follow these tips to prepare the child and get them off on the right foot.

In addition to studying and working hard in school, being organized is just as important in order to be successful. Not only is it a good trait to learn now, it will be a valuable asset in adulthood as well, when entering the workforce. With hectic schedules, changing classes and needing different materials for each class, learning how to organize your schoolwork can make life so much easier for students.

It’s well-known that the way you perform on a test does not necessarily reflect your intelligence or aptitude. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the mainstream educational system is likely to change their testing habit any time soon. So even though you may not agree with the philosophy of test taking, you’ll still need to do well on them if you want high grades. Some people are simply poor test-takers. If you’re one of those people, never fear; there are strategies you can use to maximize your test-taking potential.

If your child is scared of school, there must be a reason. "Scared of school" is the same concept as feeling fear, and in order to feel fear, there must be a threat of some kind that is affecting your child's perception of the school environment. There are many reasons why your child may feel scared, afraid, or threatened; it doesn't necessarily have to be the school experience itself. There could be any or a combination of various factors causing your child to be afraid. Your job is to get to the root of the problem and find solutions together.

Whether you are a student looking for ways to ensure that homework gets done as quickly and as smoothly as possible, or an adult wanting to encourage your children to complete their homework as accurately as possible, there are a number of ways that you can maintain good homework habits.